The Financial Statements
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 2018, Young America’s Foundation spent $19,443,884 on educational programs. That accounted for 82% 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 2018, YAF spent 6.3% of its operating budget on fundraising expenses, which was only 5.4% 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.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-USA-1776.
|Provides current reports on programs as they happen, throughout the year|
|Invites media to attend and report on events|
|Provides IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements online|
|Issues an annual report|
|Uses organization’s photographs, not stock images|
|Encourages supporters and their legal and financial advisors to visit offices and attend programs|
|Welcomes questions asked by supporters and their legal and financial advisors|
|Protects confidential donor information|
|Protects confidential student information|
|Does not publish confidential donor information online|
|Does not publicize gifts against a donor’s wishes|
|Attains consent of students/parents before publishing photos|
|Thinks creatively and dreams big, inspired by America’s great entrepreneurs|
|Manages ambitious projects and maintains a consistent track record of doing so|
|Accomplishes goals not being realized by other groups|
|Achieves and reports on results regularly|
Honoring Donor Intent
|Receives no government funding, so Americans are not forced to support Young America’s Foundation via coerced tax dollars|
|Invites new participants to become involved with Young America’s Foundation instead of restricting support to a privileged few|
|Receives broad-based grassroots support|
|Avoids telephone solicitation|
|Uses free enterprise practices, commonly used by for-profit businesses, to maximize effectiveness|
|Produces a track record of fulfilling supporters’ wishes|
|Offers and honors a variety of giving and recognition options|