Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Sentencing Project

Research and advocacy for reform

three stars

81.11

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

Board Leadership
Cynthia Jones
President

CEO
Marc Mauer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.11 three stars
  Financial 93.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

93.90

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,715,958
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,715,958
   Program Service Revenue $9,159
Total Primary Revenue $1,725,117
   Other Revenue $53,011
TOTAL REVENUE $1,778,128
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,233,013
   Administrative Expenses $81,950
   Fundraising Expenses $118,537
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,433,500
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $344,628
   
Net Assets $2,959,798

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,669 10.78% Marc Mauer Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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

Cynthia Jones
President

CEO

Marc Mauer
Executive Director