The Financial Statements

 Standards of Excellence

Young America’s Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity of all of its supporters and is committed to using these gifts responsibly to advance its mission – to inspire an increasing number of young Americans by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

We recognize that our supporters have questions about the impact of their giving and our programs, financial management, and operations.  YAF holds itself to the highest standards of excellence because we take our responsibility of shaping America’s future leaders seriously. These standards protect the privacy and intent of our supporters while advancing freedom!

In fiscal year 2017, Young America’s Foundation spent $19,516,353 on educational programs. That accounted for 82.2% of YAF’s total operating expenses. It is through YAF programs – National conferences and seminars for high school and college students, the largest conservative campus lecture program in the country, Young Americans for Freedom chapters, National Journalism Center internships, and the Reagan Ranch project – that thousands of young people are inspired to become involved in the Conservative Movement.

In fiscal year 2017, YAF spent 7.6% of its operating budget on fundraising expenses, which was only 7% of YAF’s total revenue. Young America’s Foundation closely follows industry “best practices,” including GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). As such, YAF reports joint costs on page 10, line 26 of its 990 for activities that contain both a fundraising and educational element.

Below, please find the yearly Audit Financial Statements and the yearly 990 Forms for the previous 13 years.  Click on the links below to download and review the report.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-USA-1776.

Standards of Excellence

 Transparency
Check Mark MSProvides current reports on programs as they happen, throughout the year
Check Mark MSInvites media to attend and report on events
Check Mark MSProvides IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements online
Check Mark MSIssues an annual report