International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

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
Gina Reiss
Board Appointed, Managing Strategic Consultant

  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.

Impact Information

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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.
This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,830 5.85% Maurice I. Middleberg Executive Director

Mission

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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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

Gina Reiss
Board Appointed, Managing Strategic Consultant