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    OUR Rescue (dba Operation Underground Railroad, Inc.)
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    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    OUR Rescue (dba Operation Underground Railroad, Inc.)

     
    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    PO BOX 57338
    SALT LAKE CTY UT 84157-0338
    Mail donations to:PO BOX 57338Salt Lake City UT 84157

    SALT LAKE CTY UT | IRS ruling year: 2015 | EIN: 46-3614979  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    We lead the fight against child sexual exploitation and human trafficking worldwide.
     

    Rating Information

    rating
    Good

    This charity's score is 84%, earning it a Three-Star rating.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Proceed with CautionAlleged SexualAbuseHarassment

    On October 9, 2023, The Salt Lake Tribune reported on the operations of OUR Rescue (dba Operation Underground Railroad, Inc.) in an article titled, "Five women have filed a lawsuit accusing OUR’s Tim Ballard of sexual assault." For more information, please see The Salt Lake Tribune article.

    • On November 14, 2023, The Salt Lake Tribune published an article titled "Utah A.G. Sean Reyes’ office to be investigated over concerns of relationship with Tim Ballard, oversight." For more information, please see The Salt Lake Tribune article
    • On April 2, 2024, The Salt Lake Tribune published an article titled "Sexual assault lawsuit against Tim Ballard first test for Utah’s new nondisclosure agreement law." For more information, please see The Salt Lake Tribune article

    On September 15, 2023, Fox 13 News reported on the operations of OUR Rescue (dba Operation Underground Railroad, Inc.) in an article titled, "Operation Underground Railroad spent years downplaying criminal investigation." For more information, please see Fox 13 News article.

    • This charity has provided a response to this alert.
    • On July 19, 2023, NPR published an article titled "QAnon supporters are promoting 'Sound of Freedom.' Here's why." For more information, please see NPR article
    • On July 6, 2023, VICE published an article titled "Anti-Trafficking Group With Long History of False Claims Gets Its Hollywood Moment." For more information, please see VICE article

    For more information about our alerts methodology, see here.

    Rating Report

    Accountability & Finance
    Score

    82

    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2022
    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 42% independent members
    0 out of 10 points
    Independent Board Size - 3 independent members
    0 out of 10 points
    Financial Statements - Audit
    10 out of 20 points
    Material Diversion of Assets - None
    20 out of 20 points

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    No Credit
    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Whistleblower Policy - Missing
    0 out of 5 points
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes
    5 out of 5 points
    Tax Form Distributed to Board Before Filing - Listed
    5 out of 5 points
    Loans to/from Officers - None
    5 out of 5 points

    Website Disclosures

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    No Credit
    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed
    5 out of 5 points

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 15.18%
    25 out of 25 points
    Program Expense: Ratio - 72.79%
    25 out of 25 points
    Fundraising Efficiency: Ratio - $0.10
    25 out of 25 points
    Working Capital: Ratio - 2.03 years
    25 out of 25 points

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available