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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Sentencing Project

Research and advocacy for reform

four stars

92.20

1705 DeSales Street, NW Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 628-0871   Web Site
EIN: 52-1472546

Board Leadership
Angela J. Davis
President

CEO
Marc Mauer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 99.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sentencing Project is a national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration. The Sentencing Project was founded in 1986 to provide defense lawyers with sentencing advocacy training and to reduce the reliance on incarceration. Since that time, The Sentencing Project has become a leader in the effort to bring national attention to disturbing trends and inequities in the criminal justice system with a successful formula that includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns and strategic advocacy for policy reform. The Sentencing Project is dedicated to changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.

The Sentencing Project is a national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration. The Sentencing Project was founded in 1986 to provide defense lawyers with sentencing advocacy training and to reduce the reliance on incarceration. Since that time, The Sentencing Project has become a leader in the effort to bring national attention to disturbing trends and inequities in the criminal justice system with a successful formula that includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns and strategic advocacy for policy reform. The Sentencing Project is dedicated to changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.

Financial

four stars

99.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.88
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sentencing Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sentencing Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $939,493
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $939,493
   Program Service Revenue $16,600
Total Primary Revenue $956,093
   Other Revenue $36,616
TOTAL REVENUE $992,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,278,343
   Administrative Expenses $90,598
   Fundraising Expenses $117,033
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,485,974
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-493,265
   
Net Assets $2,633,039

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 $661,796 51.8%
Race and Justice $291,381 22.8%
Policy Reform Advocacy $281,244 22.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 92.20 four stars
2016-12 11/01/2017 81.61 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 79.57 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.79 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 80.42 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 82.34 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 81.33 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 84.26 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 80.07 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.37 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 74.29 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.22 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 77.91 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 79.77 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 58.18 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 52-1472546
Name in IRS Master File THE SENTENCING PROJECT
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 April, 1987
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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Marc Mauer Executive Director $149,415

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sentencing Project (DC) 92.20 four stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 87.00 three stars
American Association of People with Disabilities (DC) 85.65 three stars
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (NY) 91.08 four stars
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Sentencing Project
1705 DeSales Street, NW
Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 628-0871
fax: (202) 628-1091
EIN: 52-1472546

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Board Leadership

Angela J. Davis
President

CEO

Marc Mauer
Executive Director

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