Mission:

To formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of transparency, the free market, individual freedom, and limited constitutional government.


 https://www.thefga.org/
 |  15275 COLLIER BLVD STE 201 # 279 Naples FL 34119-6750

Foundation for Government Accountability Inc. is headquartered in Naples, FL, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 45-2637507.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Government and Public Administration within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2011.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Overall Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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...   Finance & Accountability


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Finance & Accountability Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

5/6 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

17.11%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$9,424,541

Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V1. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

92.76%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

5/6 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

17.11%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Foundation for Government Accountability Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$1,682,389

Spent in most recent FY

23%

Percent of program expenses


Freedom To Work: Work is the key to breaking free from dependency, but government regulations on jobs make it hard for people to get a job and earn a living especially those in poverty. This project b ... (More)


$3,515,079

Spent in most recent FY

48%

Percent of program expenses


Welfare Reform: A project to identify and promote policies that successfully move individuals from dependency to full-time work and allow them to quickly escape poverty and to reduce fraud in welfare  ... (More)


$2,075,109

Spent in most recent FY

28%

Percent of program expenses


Healthcare Reform: A project to educate lawmakers about proven options to restore a free market in the health care system, to include reforms that expand access, reduce costs, take care of high-risk i ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We aim to move 13 million able-bodied adults from welfare dependency to work. By championing policies that encourage work, we can create opportunities for individuals and families to find independence and dignity. Through educating leaders on proven, innovative solutions to problems such as unaffordable health care insurance premiums, government obstacles that discourage work, and welfare fraud and abuse, we can help people live free from the trap of welfare and end the dependency crisis in America. To date, we are more than two-thirds of the way to reaching this goal.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

In some states, we seek to equip policymakers to end dysfunctional welfare policies that trap people in dependency. In others, it means showing how leaders can remove barriers like occupational licensing for people who want to work. At the federal level, it means educating lawmakers and policy officials on ways to encourage work and discourage dependency through national reform. But it always means using work to enable people to lift themselves out of dependency, to restore their dignity and self-sufficiency, and to empower them to take control of their futures. This is why we equip policymakers with the tools and cutting-edge research they need to successfully implement reforms to ensure that as many people as possible are on the path to self-sufficiency and pursuing the American Dream.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

FGA's researchers and policy experts produce leading research on health care, welfare, and regulatory issues which we share widely with our network of state and federal policymakers, agency leaders, executive staff members, and coalition partners. Our national and state-level polling indicates voter support for these reforms, and data points are message-tested to maximize effectiveness. FGA's nearly 30 full-time staff members work to equip lawmakers with the information they need to implement effective solutions to help their own constituents move from dependency to the freedom and dignity of work.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

When people move from dependency to work, our mission advances. Progress is when people like Ken in Texas go from being ex-cons to achieving their dreams of supporting their families through work. Progress is when people like Jake, a young man born with a rare disease who had to fight for the care he deserved after his state chose to expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults, can receive the care they desperately need. Progress is when people like John in Kansas go from being isolated by dependency to making over $45,000 a year in the publishing industry. Put simply, we measure progress by the number of lives that are improved as federal, state, and local government removes the many barriers to work and retools welfare programs to focus on our most vulnerable neighbors. We track the number of lives impacted by our reforms. To date, up to 9.5 million people are moving from dependency to work. Through our tracking studies using data provided by state governments, we know people are leaving welfare and entering hundreds of different employment sectors. While some individuals may start in low-skilled or minimum-wage positions, they quickly move up the economic ladder, doubling and tripling their income in just a few years. Our reforms help to move those who can be working from the sidelines into the workforce, improving their own lives, the lives of their families, and their communities.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Since its founding in 2011, FGA's reforms have been implemented in all 50 states, allowing 9.5 million people to experience the dignity that comes from work. In all, these reforms will save taxpayers up to $160 billion in the coming decade. We are more than two-thirds of the way to our goal of moving 13 million Americans off welfare. With current welfare, health care, and work reforms in process at the state and federal level, we are poised to achieve this goal by the end of 2020. Thanks to generous private investors, we're breaking down even more barriers to work, including solutions that eliminate excessive licensing fees for low-income individuals, military members, and young workers. We're also making it easier for those with criminal records to rejoin the workforce and become productive members of society. We are helping those stuck on the sidelines to move into the workforce while preserving resources for the truly needy. As we continue to increase our impact in 2020, our focus remains the same: provide Americans with more opportunities to experience the power of work, reduce the cost of health care, and move into better jobs with bigger paychecks.



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