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ACTIONAID USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/10/2014: ACTIONAID USA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: ACTIONAID USA

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ACTIONAID USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/10/2014: ACTIONAID USA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: ACTIONAID USA

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Physical Address: Washington, DC 20005 2507
EIN: 52-2277575
Web URL: www.actionaidusa.org 
Video URL(s): ActionAid - Who We Are
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q70 International Human Rights
Ruling Year: 2001 
How This Organization Is Funded: Anonymous Donor Advised Fund - $1,800,000
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation - $1,000,000
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - $300,000


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Mission Statement

ActionAid's mission is to work with poor and excluded people around the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it. At ActionAid, we believe in people's right to food, water, shelter and education. But we also know that helping people understand, fight for and secure these rights is the most effective way to end poverty - for good. In the US, ActionAid educates policy makers about issues that impact global poverty. Around the world, ActionAid works in local communities to tackle the issues that allow poverty and injustice to persist - problems like gender inequality, corruption and poor governance. We work side by side with inspiring people who are fighting their way out of poverty, helping them find their own solutions and their own voice. We listen to and learn from poor people to identify and help them fulfill their own needs, encouraging them to lobby decision-makers in their own countries, and campaigning and calling for change from those who hold power on the international stage.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $4,584,390
Total Expenses $4,926,421

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Leadership

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Ms. Marie Clarke Brill

Term:

Since Mar 2013

Profile:

Marie Brill is ActionAid USA’s Executive Director and joined ActionAid in 2010. Prior to this, Ms. Brill was the Deputy Director of Africa Action, the oldest human rights organization in the U.S. focused exclusively on Africa. Ms. Brill was previously the Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network, an organization of 50 religious denominations, development and human rights organizations seeking the cancellation of impoverished country debt. Ms. Brill has been quoted on issues of international economic justice in the Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other publications and appeared on CNN Internationally, BBC, Voice Of America and other news networks.

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Yes
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Yes
Board Performance ?
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Programs

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Budget:
$4,063,303
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

ActionAid works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas in the areas or education, women's rights, human security/conflict, governance, food and hunger, water, health rights, advocacy, capacity building, emergencies, promoting basic rights, alliance-building and other poverty-eradication activities.

Program Long-Term Success:

Continued to work closely with partner organizations and foundations to fight global poverty and related issues through advocacy, education, and support of the ActionAid International network around the world.

Program Short-Term Success:

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