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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
American Federation for Aging Research

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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American Federation for Aging Research
55 West 39th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1981, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research. "

Evaluation Conclusions

American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The American Federation for Aging Research responds to the growing need for research and treatment of aging and age-related disease. AFAR grants and fellowships allow young scientists and physicians to consider aging research and the care of the elderly as a career. AFAR also supports conferences related to the research of aging and age-related disease. AFAR focuses its activities on these major initiatives: Identifying and funding a broad range of cutting-edge research most likely to increase knowledge about healthy aging. Attracting more physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine to meet the demands of an aging population with expert health-care. Creating opportunities for scientists and clinicians to share knowledge and exchange ideas to drive innovation in aging research. Providing information to the public on new medical findings that can help people live longer lives, less susceptible to disease and disability.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Stephanie Lederman, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. William J. Lipton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 3.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $10,381,122, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on AFAR's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  



Investment Income, net


Changes in Beneficial Interest in Charitable Remainder Trust


AFAR Dinner and Conference, net


Conference Registration


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Research Grants and Scholarships


Meetings and Public Education

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative 5% 
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Beginning net assets $29,154,033
Ending net assets 32,612,439
Total liabilities 3,797,202

Total assets



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