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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Project On Government Oversight

Exposing corruption, exploring solutions

four stars

92.86

1100 G Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 347-1122   Web Site
EIN: 52-1739443

Board Leadership
David Hunter
Chair

CEO
Danielle Brian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.86 four stars
  Financial 89.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent organization that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government. POGO's work is unique in that our goal is not only to expose corruption and other types of misconduct within the federal government, but also to propose solutions and work toward their implementation. We evaluate our impact by looking at whether or not policy reforms or spending cuts have been implemented as a result of our investigations.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent organization that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government. POGO's work is unique in that our goal is not only to expose corruption and other types of misconduct within the federal government, but also to propose solutions and work toward their implementation. We evaluate our impact by looking at whether or not policy reforms or spending cuts have been implemented as a result of our investigations.

Financial

three stars

89.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project On Government Oversight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project On Government Oversight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Project On Government Oversight (DC) 92.86 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,554,972
   Federated Campaigns $4,775
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,212
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,574,959
   Program Service Revenue $65
Total Primary Revenue $3,575,024
   Other Revenue $23,438
TOTAL REVENUE $3,598,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,335,909
   Administrative Expenses $157,020
   Fundraising Expenses $286,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,778,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $819,521
   
Net Assets $3,158,119

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
Congressional Oversight Initiative $532,252 22.8%
Government Accountability $479,388 20.5%
Strauss Military Reform Project $430,998 18.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.86 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.63 four stars
2013-12 09/01/2014 90.39 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 86.46 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 97.04 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 91.25 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 95.70 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 90.26 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 98.67 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 95.55 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.47 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 83.27 three stars

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

EIN 52-1739443
Name in IRS Master File THE PROJECT ON GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT INC
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (398) Instruction and guidance on housing
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 December, 1991
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,990 4.78% Danielle Brian President, Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Project On Government Oversight
1100 G Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 347-1122
fax: (202) 347-1116
EIN: 52-1739443

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Board Leadership

David Hunter
Chair

CEO

Danielle Brian
Executive Director

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