Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Project On Government Oversight

Exposing corruption, exploring solutions

four stars

92.76

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 92.76 four stars
  Financial 89.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

89.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project On Government Oversight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project On Government Oversight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,449,553
   Federated Campaigns $3,931
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $47,796
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,501,280
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,501,280
   Other Revenue $2,904
TOTAL REVENUE $2,504,184
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,428,507
   Administrative Expenses $147,155
   Fundraising Expenses $353,097
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,928,759
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-424,575
   
Net Assets $2,902,811

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,250 5.77% Danielle Brian President, Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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