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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Government Accountability Project

Because the Truth Deserves a Champion

three stars

89.71

1612 K Street, NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 457-0034   Web Site
EIN: 52-1343924

Board Leadership
Rick Salzman
Chairman

CEO
Louis Clark
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.71 three stars
  Financial 86.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Government Accountability Project's mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists. Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project is the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. Located in Washington, DC, Government Accountability Project is a nonpartisan, public interest group. In addition to focusing on whistleblower support in our stated program areas, we lead campaigns to enact whistleblower protection laws both domestically and internationally.

Government Accountability Project's mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists. Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project is the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. Located in Washington, DC, Government Accountability Project is a nonpartisan, public interest group. In addition to focusing on whistleblower support in our stated program areas, we lead campaigns to enact whistleblower protection laws both domestically and internationally.

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Financial

three stars

86.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Government Accountability Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Government Accountability Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Government Accountability Project (DC) 89.71 three stars
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 92.15 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 92.07 four stars
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 91.80 four stars
Public Citizen Foundation (DC) 89.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,616,341
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,735
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,656,076
   Program Service Revenue $180,000
Total Primary Revenue $2,836,076
   Other Revenue $-1,165
TOTAL REVENUE $2,834,911
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,247,558
   Administrative Expenses $410,631
   Fundraising Expenses $149,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,808,081
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,830
   
Net Assets $1,413,926

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
Bringing Transparency & Accountability to Government & Corporations $1,704,388 75.8%
Climate Science and Policy Watch $251,341 11.2%
Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) Collaboration $151,626 6.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 89.71 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 88.31 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.63 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.11 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 80.18 three stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 86.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.02 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.31 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 95.12 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.76 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.84 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.82 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 77.52 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 81.85 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 70.03 two stars
2006-12 10/01/2008 72.83 two 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 52-1343924
Name in IRS Master File GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT INC
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (449) Other civil rights activities
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 June, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,584 4.25% Louis Clark Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Government Accountability Project (DC) 89.71 three stars
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.55 three stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.66 four stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 91.09 four stars
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Government Accountability Project
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 457-0034
EIN: 52-1343924

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Board Leadership

Rick Salzman
Chairman

CEO

Louis Clark
Executive Director, CEO

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