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WITNESS

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three stars

83.13

80 Hanson Place 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (718) 783-2000   Web Site
EIN: 13-4167155

Board Leadership
Peter Gabriel
President

CEO
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.13 three stars
  Financial 77.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

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Financial

two stars

77.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth -6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WITNESS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WITNESS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WITNESS (NY) 83.13 three stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 86.46 three stars
International Women's Health Coalition (NY) 94.76 four stars
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars
Beyond Borders (DC) 92.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,034,452
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $521,454
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $573,385
Total Contributions $3,129,291
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,129,291
   Other Revenue $105,124
TOTAL REVENUE $3,234,415
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,455,944
   Administrative Expenses $448,293
   Fundraising Expenses $535,786
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,440,023
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-205,608
   
Net Assets $2,329,545

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
Training & Video Production $1,876,841 76.4%
Outreach & Education $267,864 10.9%
Advocacy $206,356 8.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.13 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.13 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.59 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 88.26 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 91.91 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.54 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.96 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.30 three stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 85.46 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 85.15 three stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 85.79 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 84.95 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.34 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 71.66 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 88.11 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 95.02 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 89.73 three stars
2005-05 02/01/2007 95.25 four 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 13-4167155
Name in IRS Master File WITNESS INC
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 October, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$149,295 4.33% Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WITNESS (NY) 83.13 three stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 90.90 four stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 89.41 three stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 92.24 four stars
Beyond Borders (DC) 92.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WITNESS
80 Hanson Place
5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (718) 783-2000
fax: (718) 783-1593
EIN: 13-4167155

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Board Leadership

Peter Gabriel
President

CEO

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm
Executive Director

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