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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Violence Policy Center

Research, investigation, analysis, and advocacy for a safer America

four stars

90.06

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 1210
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 822-8200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1571442

Board Leadership
Jack Blum
Chair

CEO
Josh Sugarmann
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.06 four stars
  Financial 91.26 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury. The VPC approaches gun violence as a public health issue, advocating that firearms be subject to health and safety standards like those that apply to all other consumer products. As the most aggressive group in the gun control movement, the VPC has a record of policy successes on the federal, state, and local levels. Each year, the VPC releases hard-hitting, fact-based studies on a full range of gun violence issues.

The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury. The VPC approaches gun violence as a public health issue, advocating that firearms be subject to health and safety standards like those that apply to all other consumer products. As the most aggressive group in the gun control movement, the VPC has a record of policy successes on the federal, state, and local levels. Each year, the VPC releases hard-hitting, fact-based studies on a full range of gun violence issues.

Financial

four stars

91.26

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Violence Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Violence Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Violence Policy Center (DC) 90.06 four stars
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Free Press (MA) 85.43 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $812,912
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $812,912
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $812,912
   Other Revenue $76
TOTAL REVENUE $812,988
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $729,590
   Administrative Expenses $75,275
   Fundraising Expenses $22,557
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $827,422
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,434
   
Net Assets $392,589

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Education and Research $729,590 100.0%

Ratings History
Violence Policy Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.06 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 90.95 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 80.87 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.49 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 75.71 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 75.19 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.69 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.62 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 84.11 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 69.59 one star
2006-12 03/01/2008 68.74 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 66.26 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 67.06 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1571442
Name in IRS Master File VIOLENCE POLICY CENTER
NTEE Code I22
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,559 18.07% Josh Sugarmann Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Violence Policy Center
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1210
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 822-8200
fax: (202) 822-8205
EIN: 52-1571442

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Board Leadership

Jack Blum
Chair

CEO

Josh Sugarmann
Executive Director

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