Not-for-Profit Reporting of Gifts-in-Kind
Accounting Standards Update 2020-07—Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation and Disclosures by Not-For-Profit Enities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets
On September 17, 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2020-07, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. The Update is expected to increase transparency around contributed nonfinancial assets (also known as “gifts-in-kind”) received by not-for-profit (NFP) organizations, including transparency on how those assets are used and how they are valued.
The Update requires that an NFP present contributed nonfinancial assets as a separate line item in the statement of activities, apart from contributions of cash or other financial assets. It also requires that an NFP disclose:
- A disaggregation of the amount of contributed nonfinancial assets recognized within the statement of activities by category that depicts the type of contributed nonfinancial assets.
- For each category of contributed nonfinancial assets recognized (as identified in (a)):
- Qualitative information about whether the contributed nonfinancial assets were either monetized or utilized during the reporting period. If utilized, a description of the programs or other activities in which those assets were used
- The NFP’s policy (if any) about monetizing rather than utilizing contributed nonfinancial assets
- A description of any donor-imposed restrictions associated with the contributed nonfinancial assets
- A description of the valuation techniques and inputs used to arrive at a fair value measure in accordance with the requirements in Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement, at initial recognition.
- The principal market (or most advantageous market) used to arrive at a fair value measure if it is a market in which the recipient NFP is prohibited by a donor-imposed restriction from selling or using the contributed nonfinancial assets.
Transition and Effective Dates
The amendments in this Update should be applied on a retrospective basis and are effective for annual periods beginning after June 15, 2021, and interim periods with annual periods beginning after June 15, 2022. Early adoption is permitted.