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Free the Slaves

Freeing Slaves | Ending Slavery

three stars

87.51

1320 19th Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 775-7480   Web Site
EIN: 56-2189635

Board Leadership
Gregory Haile
Board Chair

CEO
Maurice I. Middleberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.51 three stars
  Financial 82.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Free the Slaves liberates slaves and changes the conditions that allow slavery to persist. We launched in 2000 to sound the alarm that slavery still exists, why it does, where it is worst, and to galvanize a worldwide response. We have crafted a global blueprint for change to inform governments, international institutions, faith communities, businesses and the public what they can do to help end slavery. We're now pilot testing community-based strategies that liberate slaves and help vulnerable communities resist enslavement. We are demonstrating that our model works and we're showing others how to use it. We have freed 13,000 people from slavery so far. Through innovative grassroots community organizing projects, rigorous evaluation and groundbreaking research, targeted advocacy, compelling communications and public engagement, Free the Slaves is showing the world that ending slavery is possible.

Free the Slaves liberates slaves and changes the conditions that allow slavery to persist. We launched in 2000 to sound the alarm that slavery still exists, why it does, where it is worst, and to galvanize a worldwide response. We have crafted a global blueprint for change to inform governments, international institutions, faith communities, businesses and the public what they can do to help end slavery. We're now pilot testing community-based strategies that liberate slaves and help vulnerable communities resist enslavement. We are demonstrating that our model works and we're showing others how to use it. We have freed 13,000 people from slavery so far. Through innovative grassroots community organizing projects, rigorous evaluation and groundbreaking research, targeted advocacy, compelling communications and public engagement, Free the Slaves is showing the world that ending slavery is possible.

Results Information

Program Name: Community Based Model for Fighting Slavery
Problem

Slavery overwhelmingly affects vulnerable communities. While no group is immune, slaves usually come from the poor, the desperate, the uneducated, the marginalized and the unprotected.Often people do not know their rights and accept forced labor. Many are unaware of risks, and they believe promises made by traffickers offering jobs far from home. In many communities people lack adequate income, education, health care, and housing—as well as effective local organizations that can advocate for soc

Strategy

Our Model for Freedom sets Free the Slaves apart. Our community-based strategy is targeted, empowering, collaborative and holistic. We go where slavery flourishes, research what makes people vulnerable—then strengthen communities and local organizations to combat slavery at its roots. Free the Slaves works with grassroots groups, international aid and development institutions, non-governmental organizations, advocacy coalitions, governments, and journalists.

IF:THEN

IF Free the Slaves helps people understand and exercise their rights; Frees enslaved people and advocates for the provision of basic needs for food, shelter and safety; strengthens household security by addressing deficiencies of income, schooling, and health; Organizes community groups against slavery; Educates people on the risks of migrating for work; Provides access to adequate legal protection; and Increases the cost and consequences to perpetrators of slavery....

THEN We will have sustainably liberated entire communities from slavery by dismantling the systems that allow slavery to flourish, and creating others that support former slaves learning to live in freedom.
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Financial

three stars

82.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free the Slaves on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free the Slaves on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free the Slaves (DC) 87.51 three stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 96.19 four stars
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 98.23 four stars
Human Rights First (NY) 93.80 four stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,244,004
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $487,766
Total Contributions $2,731,770
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,731,770
   Other Revenue $22,278
TOTAL REVENUE $2,754,048
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,325,429
   Administrative Expenses $394,143
   Fundraising Expenses $311,141
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,030,713
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-276,665
   
Net Assets $1,498,422

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 Anti-Slavery Efforts $1,855,493 79.8%
Communications, Awareness, and Outreach $219,997 9.5%
Anti-Slavery Policy and Advocacy $130,458 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.51 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 87.02 three stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.71 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 79.35 two stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 79.16 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.98 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 91.93 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2012 95.25 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.47 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 93.20 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.42 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 96.14 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 94.08 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 96.38 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 56-2189635
Name in IRS Master File FREE THE SLAVES 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 June, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$176,413 5.82% Maurice I. Middleberg Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free the Slaves (DC) 87.51 three stars
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The Center for Justice and Accountability (CA) 92.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Free the Slaves
1320 19th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 775-7480
fax: (202) 775-7485
EIN: 56-2189635

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Board Leadership

Gregory Haile
Board Chair

CEO

Maurice I. Middleberg
Executive Director

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