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Project On Government Oversight

Exposing corruption, exploring solutions

four stars

96.19

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 96.19 four stars
  Financial 96.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

four stars

96.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 26.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
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 $5,746,293
   Federated Campaigns $6,379
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $45,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,798,612
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,798,612
   Other Revenue $154,309
TOTAL REVENUE $5,952,921
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,864,845
   Administrative Expenses $453,127
   Fundraising Expenses $548,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,866,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $86,889
   
Net Assets $7,313,201

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,629 2.78% 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