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Rail Passengers Association

Advocating on behalf of America's rail passengers for improved, expanded, and safer train service

four stars

93.48

1200 G Street NW Suite 240
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 408-8362   Web Site
EIN: 36-2615221

Board Leadership
Ken Briers
Chair

CEO
Jim Mathews
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.48 four stars
  Financial 95.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Rail Passengers Association's mission is to research and provide education about rail and mass transit, and to encourage development of a balanced U.S. transportation system. The Rail Passengers Association (formerly NARP) is the only organization that acts as a voice for train passengers—particularly Amtrak customers, but also commuter rail and rail transit riders—on Capitol Hill, before the US Department of Transportation, and before Amtrak management.

The Rail Passengers Association's mission is to research and provide education about rail and mass transit, and to encourage development of a balanced U.S. transportation system. The Rail Passengers Association (formerly NARP) is the only organization that acts as a voice for train passengers—particularly Amtrak customers, but also commuter rail and rail transit riders—on Capitol Hill, before the US Department of Transportation, and before Amtrak management.

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Financial

four stars

95.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 29.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rail Passengers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rail Passengers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rail Passengers Association (DC) 93.48 four stars
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World Youth Alliance (NY) 85.28 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $401,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $820,360
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,222,049
   Program Service Revenue $104,482
Total Primary Revenue $1,326,531
   Other Revenue $47,616
TOTAL REVENUE $1,374,147
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,671,191
   Administrative Expenses $207,009
   Fundraising Expenses $201,061
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,079,261
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-705,114
   
Net Assets $1,847,498

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
Social Betterment $654,912 39.0%
Education $604,535 36.0%
Research $419,816 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 93.48 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 36-2615221
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 September, 1992
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,157 8.42% James C. Mathews President

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Rail Passengers Association (DC) 93.48 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Rail Passengers Association
1200 G Street NW
Suite 240
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 408-8362
EIN: 36-2615221

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Board Leadership

Ken Briers
Chair

CEO

Jim Mathews
President, CEO

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