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Free the Slaves

Freeing Slaves | Ending Slavery

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three stars

82.07

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

Board Leadership
Daniel Elkes
Board Chair

CEO
Bukeni Waruzi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.07 three stars
  Financial 74.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 implementing 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 14,000 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 implementing 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 14,000 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.

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Financial

two stars

74.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free the Slaves (DC) 82.07 three stars
A Jewish Voice for Peace (CA) 88.26 three stars
Polaris (DC) 98.04 four stars
Women's Learning Partnership (MD) 89.70 three stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $994,330
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,320,756
Total Contributions $2,315,086
   Program Service Revenue $814
Total Primary Revenue $2,315,900
   Other Revenue $16,036
TOTAL REVENUE $2,331,936
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,237,400
   Administrative Expenses $532,938
   Fundraising Expenses $316,655
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,086,993
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-755,057
   
Net Assets $1,486,997

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 $1,766,722 79.0%
Communications, Awareness, and Outreach $185,405 8.3%
Annual Freedom from Slavery Forum $148,843 6.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 82.07 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.33 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,830 5.85% Maurice I. Middleberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free the Slaves (DC) 82.07 three stars
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (CA) 93.19 four stars
Polaris (DC) 98.04 four stars
V-Day (CA) 93.37 four stars
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 86.70 three 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

Daniel Elkes
Board Chair

CEO

Bukeni Waruzi
Executive Director

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