Recognition - Ratings and Awards Received by The Asia Foundation
Rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy
The Asia Foundation topped the list of worthy charities concerned with "Asia and Asian American" with an "A" or "Excellent" rating from the AIP. AIP rates nationally prominent charities and bases its ratings mainly on an examination of ratio of money raised to program costs (must be at least 75% to qualify for list) and fundraising efficiency (must spend no more than $25 for every $100 raised to make list). Source: www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html
Charity Navigator Rating
The Asia Foundation has consistently received excellent ratings from Charity Navigator. Each year, Charity Navigator releases its ratings to provide donors with information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. Source: www.charitynavigator.org
San Francisco Business Times "Largest Charities in the Bay Area" (2011 Book of Lists)
In 2011, The Asia Foundation was ranked as the 4th largest charity in the Bay Area by The San Francisco Business Times.
Honorary Medal from Afghan President Hamid Karzai
President Karzai presented The Asia Foundation with an honorary medal for its contributions to the development of the new Constitution for Afghanistan. The medal was presented during the closing ceremony of all 502 delegates of the Constitutional Loya Jirga in Kabul following the ratification of the Constitution on January 4, 2004.