Ask Foundation in San Francisco, California (CA)

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Employer Identification Number (EIN)460511228
Name of OrganizationAsk Foundation
In Care of NameAnthony Chan
Address1388 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-5427
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date03/2003
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationPrivate non-operating foundation
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2012
Assets$500,000 to $999,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 - Not required to file (all other) (990-PF required)
Asset Amount$587,857
Amount of Income$327,074
Form 990 Revenue Amount$327,074
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Corporate Foundations


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Amount of income in 2012: $327,074 (it was $427,269 in 2011)
This organization: 

 $327,074
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $100,425

Assets in 2012: $587,857 (it was $571,820 in 2011)
This organization: 

 $587,857
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $315,010

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2012

Expenses for 2012

Assets for 2012

Analysis of Revenue and Expenses (for 2012)
Revenue and expenses per booksNet investment incomeAdjusted net incomeDisbursements for charitable purposes (cash basis only)
Total revenue$327,074$27,074$0
Contributions, gifts, grants, etc., received$300,000
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$575
Dividends and interest from securities$26,499
Gross rents$0
Gross profit from sales of goods$0
Other income$0
Total expenses and disbursements$311,037$1,037$0$310,000
Compensation of officers, directors, trustees, etc.$0
Total operating and administrative expenses$1,037$1,037$0
Contributions, gifts, grants paid$310,000
Excess of revenue over expenses and disbursements$16,037
Net investment income$26,037
Adjusted net income$0
Balance Sheets (for 2012)
Book ValueFair Market Value
Total assets$587,857$622,643
Cash - non-interest-bearing$284,997
Investments-U.S. and state government obligations$0
Investments-corporate stock$0
Investments-corporate bonds$289,542
Investments-mortgage loans$0
Investments-other$0
Other$13,318
Total liabilities$35
Mortgages and other notes payable$0
Other$35
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$587,822
Capital Gains and Losses for Tax on Investment Income (for 2012)
Capital gain net income$0
Net capital loss$0
Excise Tax Based on Investment Income (for 2012)
Domestic foundations that meet the section 4940(e) requirements (for Reduced Tax on Net Investment Income)No
Tax based on investment income$521
Total credits and payments$160
2012 estimated tax payments and 2011 overpayment credited to 2012$160
Exempt foreign organizations-tax withheld at source$0
Tax paid with application for extension of time to file (Form 8868)$0
Backup withholding erroneously withheld$0
Any penalty for underpayment of estimated tax$3
Tax due$364
Amount to be credited to 2013 estimated tax$0
Statements Regarding Activities (for 2012)
During the tax year, did the foundation attempt to influence any national, state, or local legislation or did it participate or intervene in any political campaign?No
Was there a liquidation, termination, dissolution, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the foundation claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) for calendar year 2012 or the taxable year beginning in 2012?No
Statements Regarding Activities for Which Form 4720 May Be Required (for 2012)
During the year did the foundation (either directly or indirectly):
Engage in the sale or exchange, or leasing of property with a disqualified person?No
Borrow money from, lend money to, or otherwise extend credit to (or accept it from) a disqualified person?No
Furnish goods, services, or facilities to (or accept them from) a disqualified person?No
Pay compensation to, or pay or reimburse the expenses of, a disqualified person?No
Transfer any income or assets to a disqualified person (or make any of either available for the benefit or use of a disqualified person)?No
Agree to pay money or property to a government official?No
At the end of tax year 2012, did the foundation have any undistributed income for tax year(s) beginning before 2012?No
Did the foundation hold more than a 2% direct or indirect interest in any business enterprise at any time during the year?No
Did the foundation invest during the year any amount in a manner that would jeopardize its charitable purposes?No
During the year did the foundation pay or incur any amount to:
Carry on propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation (section 4945(e))?No
Influence the outcome of any specific public election (see section 4955); or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive?No
Provide a grant to an individual for travel, study, or other similar purposes?No
Provide a grant to an organization other than a charitable, etc., organization described in section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3), or section 4940(d)(2)?No
Provide for any purpose other than religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals?No
Minimum Investment Return (for 2012)
Fair market value of assets not used (or held for use) directly in carrying out charitable, etc., purposes$634,579
Net value of noncharitable-use assets$625,060
Minimum investment return$31,253
Distributable Amount (for 2012)
Distributable amount$30,732
Undistributed Income (for 2012)
Distributable amount for 2012$30,732
Undistributed income for 2012. This amount must be distributed in 2013$0
Private Operating Foundations (for 2012)
2012201120102009Total
The lesser of the adjusted net income or the minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Qualifying distributions made directly for active conduct of exempt activities$0$0$0$0$0
Value of all assets$0$0$0$0$0
Value of assets qualifying under section 4942(j)(3)(B)(i)$0$0$0$0$0
2/3 of minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Total support other than gross investment income (interest, dividends, rents, payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), or royalties)$0$0$0$0$0
Support from general public and 5 or more exempt organizations as provided in section 4942(j)(3)(B)(iii)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross investment income$0$0$0$0$0
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District of Columbia23
Delaware37
Florida188
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Hawaii12
Iowa24
Idaho14
Illinois141
Indiana53
Kansas20
Kentucky22
Louisiana21
Massachusetts109
Maryland59
Maine6
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Minnesota57
Missouri36
Mississippi10
Montana12
North Carolina64
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New Hampshire10
New Jersey134
New Mexico13
Nevada22
New York349
Ohio90
Oklahoma30
Oregon40
Pennsylvania120
Rhode Island20
South Carolina20
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Tennessee30
Texas180
Utah29
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West Virginia2
Wyoming9
International5
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