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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Cultural Survival

Defending the rights of indigenous peoples around the world

three stars

83.29

2067 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02140
tel: (617) 441-5400   Web Site
EIN: 23-7182593

Board Leadership
Sarah Fuller
Chair

CEO
Suzanne Benally
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.29 three stars
  Financial 76.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

76.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cultural Survival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cultural Survival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cultural Survival (MA) 83.29 three stars
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (DC) 87.36 three stars
FairVote (MD) 90.94 four stars
WAND Education Fund (MA) 89.92 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 92.34 four stars

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Cultural Survival was founded in response to the opening up of the Amazonian and South American hinterlands during the 1960s, and the drastic effects this had on indigenous inhabitants. It has since worked with indigenous communities in Asia, Africa, South America, North America, and Australia, becoming the leading US-based organization defending the rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Our efforts are guided by a board of directors that includes some of the world's preeminent indigenous leaders, as well as anthropologists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs, and our executive director is a renowned human rights lawyer. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cultural Survival also has a satellite office for our Guatemala Radio Project in Guatemala.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,095,427
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $14,351
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,109,778
   Program Service Revenue $399,557
Total Primary Revenue $1,509,335
   Other Revenue $7,198
TOTAL REVENUE $1,516,533
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,180,159
   Administrative Expenses $145,935
   Fundraising Expenses $146,464
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,472,558
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $43,975
   
Net Assets $207,009

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
Grassroots Projects and Advocacy Campaigns $1,088,525 92.2%
Public Education on Indigenous Peoples' Rights (Magazine, Newsletter) $91,634 7.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.29 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/22/2015 77.71 two stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 72.87 two stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 90.15 four stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 88.97 three stars
2011-08 06/01/2012 90.32 four stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 90.17 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 90.41 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 04/01/2011 84.44 three stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 90.36 four stars
2007-08 07/01/2008 90.88 four stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 85.53 three 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 23-7182593
Name in IRS Master File CULTURAL SURVIVAL INC
NTEE Code R22
NTEE Classification Minority Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,050 7.60% Suzanne Benally Executive Director

Cultural Survival was founded in response to the opening up of the Amazonian and South American hinterlands during the 1960s, and the drastic effects this had on indigenous inhabitants. It has since worked with indigenous communities in Asia, Africa, South America, North America, and Australia, becoming the leading US-based organization defending the rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Our efforts are guided by a board of directors that includes some of the world's preeminent indigenous leaders, as well as anthropologists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs, and our executive director is a renowned human rights lawyer. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cultural Survival also has a satellite office for our Guatemala Radio Project in Guatemala.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cultural Survival (MA) 83.29 three stars
Corporate Accountability International (MA) 94.07 four stars
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (DC) 87.25 three stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 85.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cultural Survival
2067 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
tel: (617) 441-5400
fax: (617) 441-5417
EIN: 23-7182593

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Board Leadership

Sarah Fuller
Chair

CEO

Suzanne Benally
Executive Director

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