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Ashoka is a social advocacy organization based in Arlington, VA that was founded in 1980. As of 2016 they had $19 million in revenue and $39 million in assets.

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.

Arlington, VA
Q30: International Development, Relief Services

Form 990s for Ashoka

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2016-08Mar 14, 2018990 PDF
2015-08Nov 2, 2016990 PDF
2014-08Mar 28, 2016990 PDF
2014-08Jul 21, 2015990 PDF
2013-08Jul 18, 2014990 PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Ashoka


Federated campaigns$2,376
Membership dues$0
Fundraising event contributions$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$0
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$15,566,487
Non-cash contributions$286,472
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$526,192
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$951,973
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,896,660
Total revenues$19,943,688


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$413,946
Grants to individuals in USA$830,000
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$1,140,442
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$536,288
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$9,230,181
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$0
Other employee benefits$858,680
Payroll taxes$760,339
Management fees$0
Legal fees$0
Accounting fees$211,681
Lobbying fees$0
Pro. fundraising fees$0
Investment mgmt fees$188,944
Other fee-for-service$2,309,688
Advertising and promotion$48,959
Office expenses$716,922
Information tech. expenses$463,219
Royalty expenses$0
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$424,696
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$121,396
All other expenses$253,997
Total expenses$20,549,725


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$3,190,642
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$3,845,077
Pledges and grants receivable$6,894,028
Accounts receivable$0
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$46,726
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$661,282
Investments, publicly traded securities$15,521,042
Investments, other securities$6,894,572
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$2,004,531
Total assets$39,057,900


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$1,381,893
Grants payable$4,321,495
Deferred revenue$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$0
Total liabilities$5,703,388

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$8,868,054
Temporarily restricted net assets$21,163,855
Permanently restricted net assets$3,322,603

Performance indicators

Total margin-3.0%
Working capital$8,273,085
Current assets$13,976,473
Current liabilities$5,703,388
Days cash on hand124 days
Acid test liquidity ratio2.44

Vendors for Ashoka

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2018-07-17
███ ████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2017-12-15
████████ ████████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2016-12-31
█████ ███████████████ ███ ███████ █████████ ████Insurance2016-12-31
██████ ██████ ███ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$412016-12-31
████████████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2016-12-31
███ ████████ ███████ ███Audit accounting2016-12-31
█████████ ████ █████████ ███████Investment management; Contract Administrator, Participant loan processing$1,0492016-12-31
...and seven more vendors

Personnel at Ashoka

NameTitleCompensationLast updated
Bill DraytonChief Executive Officer and Chair / Chair and Chief Executive Officer-June 8, 2017
███████ ███████Chairman and Chief Executive Officer$159,627Feb. 12, 2018
████ █████████Chief Financial Officer$0Jan. 24, 2018
███ █████Chief Entrepreneur for People and Search and Partnerships-April 17, 2016
███ ██████Founder-May 25, 2016
████ ██████Founder and Director Ashoka Netherlands-June 17, 2016
███████ ████████Vice President , Global Marketing-May 3, 2016
███████ ████████Vice President-June 6, 2016
██████ ██████Managing Director , SFS and Senior Search / Program Leader , SFS$128,302April 29, 2017
████ █████████████Operations Director , Global Talent-March 29, 2016
...and 53 more key personnel

Peer social advocacy organizations

1American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)501(c)(3)$10 millionArlington, VA
2Counterpart International501(c)(3)$68 millionArlington, VA
3Internet Society501(c)(3)$39 millionReston, VA
4PYXERA Global501(c)(3)$16 millionWashington, DC
5Acumen501(c)(3)$30 millionNew York, NY
6Africare501(c)(3)$30 millionWashington, DC
7Development Gateway Inc501(c)(3)$6.5 millionWashington, DC
8Hunger Project501(c)(3)$16 millionNew York, NY
9Synergos501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
10International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)501(c)(3)$80 millionNew York, NY
11International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)501(c)(3)$35 millionSilver Spring, MD
12Millennium Promise501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
13Hope Worldwide LTD501(c)(3)$12 millionSan Diego, CA
14Thrive Networks Global501(c)(3)$8.3 millionOakland, CA
15Near East Foundation (NEF)501(c)(3)$10 millionSyracuse, NY
16International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)501(c)(3)$27 millionUnited Kingdom,
17Grameen Foundation501(c)(3)$14 millionWashington, DC
18International Vaccine Institute (IVI)501(c)(3)$27 millionRepublic of Korea,
19Helen Keller International (HKI)501(c)(3)$69 millionNew York, NY
20International Youth Foundation (IYF)501(c)(3)$19 millionBaltimore, MD
21Women for Women International501(c)(3)$18 millionWashington, DC
22Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)501(c)(3)$7.8 millionWashington, DC
23Mass Design Group501(c)(3)$5.8 millionBoston, MA
24Bread for the World501(c)(3)$5.1 millionWashington, DC
25Oxfam America501(c)(3)$79 millionBoston, MA

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