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American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation

aka ASSP Foundation   |   Park Ridge, IL   |  https://foundation.assp.org
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American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation

EIN: 36-6145045


Mission

The ASSP Foundation is committed to a safer future for workers. We advance occupational safety and health (OSH), we promote OSH as a career choice, and we help build a sustainable talent pipeline for the profession.

Ruling year info

1966

Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Safety Professionals

Jennifer McNelly

Director, ASSP Foundation

Mary Goranson

Main address

520 N Northwest Highway

Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA

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Formerly known as

American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation

ASSE Foundation

EIN

36-6145045

Subject area info

Disasters and emergency management

Safety education

Business and industry

Population served info

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

Social and economic status

Work status and occupations

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Y12)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship & Grant Program

Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants to students beginning their studies in occupational safety and professionals seeking to continue their education. We offer nearly 150 awards each year ranging from $500 to $15,000 each. More than 1,300 safety students and professionals have advanced their careers, thanks to the generosity of the safety community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

The Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to assuage the hardship of families affected by a workplace tragedy. This scholarship, available to spouses and children who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident, provides educational funding to minimize the financial impact of their loss and encourage continuing education. As safety professionals continue to make a greater impact, fewer people will experience such tragedies, but until then we need to step up. We encourage you to share this program with anyone you know who may benefit from it.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Academics, Emergency responders, Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

Scholarship & Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students and professionals receiving grants and scholarships to further their education and professional status (certification, continuing ed, etc.), reported on school year status (e.g. 2017 = 17-18)

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Scholarship & Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students and professionals receiving grants and scholarships to further their education and professional status (certification, continuing ed, etc.), reported on school year status (e.g. 2017 = 17-18)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Who We Are
The ASSP Foundation is committed to a safer future for workers. We advance occupational safety and health, we promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as a career choice, and we help build a sustainable talent pipeline for the profession.

What We Do
We position the OSH profession as a desirable career choice and help to build the skills and leadership of current OSH professionals. We provide career guidance, educational opportunities, and leadership development to attract new individuals to the profession, as well as enhance the knowledge and skills of current safety professionals. We leverage and support applied scientific research and collect data to develop and inform strategy and to position the OSH profession towards best-in-class standards.

Why It Matters
Occupational safety and health professionals create safe working environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses across all industries. For many, the primary source of professional development and knowledge enhancement is through networking and training provided at the company or community level. New tools and delivery strategies are required to reach and engage both current and new generations of learners and workers. With the support of ASSP’s membership base, the ASSP Foundation is uniquely positioned to serve in this capacity.

Workplace safety begins with individuals who want to keep others free from harm, and who want to save lives. We provide every opportunity possible to help those individuals accomplish their goals.

VALUE STATEMENTS
Recruitment
The ASSP Foundation recognizes the need to expand its outreach beyond traditional four-year institutions and traditional occupational safety and health degree programs to meet the growing need for skilled workers in OSH. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as documented in their report, National Assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce, future national demand for occupational safety and health services will significantly outstrip the number of professionals with the necessary training, education, and experience to provide such services. The profession must begin to tap non-traditional sources of potential talent, including young adults, women, veterans and career changers, especially as the number of retirements increases over the next decade.

Career Guidance
The ASSP Foundation is the preferred source of information and resources regarding career guidance and pathways for OSH professions. Relative to content, learning and knowledge, the ASSP Foundation is committed to disseminating valid and relevant information about the profession through nontraditional, engaging delivery channels. The goal is to position occupational safety and health professions as desirable career choices to a wider audience.

Educational Opportunities
The ASSP Foundation invests in the skill and capacity building of current and future OSH professionals through valuable training, conferences, networking, and technology-based learning opportunities. The Foundation enhances access to learning and experience that allow prospective and new practitioners to gain foundational skills needed for lifelong career success.

Leadership Development
The ASSP Foundation is dedicated to developing current and future leaders within the profession by enhancing training and leadership opportunities. A primary focus of effort is the development and promotion of new tools and delivery strategies designed to engage a wide variety of learners.

With a core base of 36,000+ ASSP members, the ASSP Foundation is already partnered with a great number of individuals who work to advance safety for workers. A significant portion of ASSP's membership contributes to the ASSP Foundation's mission each year. Additionally, we are partnered with several large, high-profile, and incredibly generous companies that allow us to take huge steps toward our goals. The ASSP Foundation's Board of Trustees represent a vast array of expertise and years of experience at its disposal, and leverage their strengths to guide the ASSP Foundation successfully. ASSP is also a highly influential and respected professional organization that has ties in government and countries around the world.

In the 25 years since the ASSP Foundation's inception we have grown significantly. The Scholarship and Grant Program now offers over nearly 150 awards, totaling nearly $400,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. The ASSP Foundation Research Program has also grown to the point where it is now funding projects up to $300,000. With record numbers of beneficiaries in each of our programs, the ASSP Foundation's ability to make a difference in the profession is easily apparent and we look forward to expanding the reach of our programs even more in the future.

Financials

American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation
Fiscal year: Apr 01 - Mar 31
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

416.13

Average of 75.70 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.5

Average of 9.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $151,888 -$62,808 -$679,210 $1,571,539 $104,219
As % of expenses 18.6% -6.9% -106.4% 222.3% 13.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $151,888 -$62,808 -$679,210 $1,571,539 $104,219
As % of expenses 18.6% -6.9% -106.4% 222.3% 13.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,125,876 $982,470 $582,224 $743,765 $1,232,661
Total revenue, % change over prior year 21.9% -12.7% -40.7% 27.7% 65.7%
Program services revenue 3.3% 2.9% 0.4% 2.6% 1.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 8.6% 11.4% 20.4% 12.2% 6.6%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
All other grants and contributions 59.0% 63.1% 68.9% 40.9% 48.5%
Other revenue 29.1% 22.7% 10.3% 44.4% 43.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $818,345 $908,146 $638,633 $706,969 $772,989
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.4% 11.0% -29.7% 10.7% 9.3%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 1.8% 1.2% 10.3% 8.8% 10.8%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 3.5% 3.2% 2.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 57.7% 60.3% 16.0% 39.2% 44.9%
All other expenses 40.5% 38.5% 70.2% 48.8% 41.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $818,345 $908,146 $638,633 $706,969 $772,989
One month of savings $68,195 $75,679 $53,219 $58,914 $64,416
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $886,540 $983,825 $691,852 $765,883 $837,405

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 9.1 10.4 6.3 9.2 5.5
Months of cash and investments 90.7 80.7 101.5 118.6 111.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 28.6 25.0 22.7 47.2 44.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $622,245 $789,018 $333,887 $543,538 $351,820
Investments $5,560,580 $5,321,430 $5,067,427 $6,442,822 $6,798,138
Receivables $4,791 $7,673 $4,455 $3,050 $3,737
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.4% 6.0% 0.8% 1.2% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $1,952,313 $1,889,505 $1,210,295 $2,781,834 $2,886,053
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,832,283 $3,850,090 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $10,000 $10,000 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $3,842,283 $3,860,090 $4,163,794 $4,135,240 $4,264,624
Total net assets $5,794,596 $5,749,595 $5,374,089 $6,917,074 $7,150,677

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Safety Professionals

Jennifer McNelly

Jennifer McNelly, CAE, is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Society of Safety Professionals. McNelly has more than 30 years of association, government, regulatory and business experience. As CEO, McNelly advances the organization’s mission to help its members and their employers create safe work environments worldwide through the prevention of injuries, illnesses and fatalities. She works with the Board of Directors and ASSP's professional staff to execute ASSP’s strategic plan for growth while building on the Society’s legacy and addressing the evolving needs of more than 36,000 safety and health professionals around the globe, strengthening the Society’s position as a leading voice while fostering a collaborative culture of member engagement, performance, accountability and innovation.

Director, ASSP Foundation

Mary Goranson

Mary Goranson is director of the ASSP Foundation, the Society’s charitable arm. She directs strategy and oversees operations for the Foundation, which has net assets of $5.8 million. A staff member since 1988, Goranson is responsible for all aspects of planning and execution including development, board governance, volunteer management, financial reporting and programs, which include scholarships, research grants and leadership development. She holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Western Illinois University and is a member of the Association Foundation Group and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 12/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Trish Ennis

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Term: 2016 - 2023

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/6/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.