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Dignity Freedom Network

Because every life is worth fighting for

two stars

75.77

1062 Laskin Rd. Suite 21A
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
tel: (757) 233-9110   Web Site
EIN: 41-2075995

Board Leadership
Ken Heulitt
Chairman

CEO
Jacque Cork
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.77 two stars
  Financial 81.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dignity Freedom Network is a group of passionate people who believe that every life is worth fighting for. Together, we rescue and protect those society wants to ignore.

DFN rescues India's most vulnerable people from the devastating chains of human trafficking, poverty, and discrimination. Often, those most at-risk of exploitation are women and children. Our team goes into the most difficult places to help them reclaim their dignity, rewrite their stories, and restore their hope.

DFN works with a team of local partners on the ground in India. We've been working for freedom and justice for over 20 years. We know how to lift up and empower those in danger of trafficking, child labor, and abuse.

We work in four initiatives that bring holistic healing to children, families, and communities: Trafficking Prevention and Rescue, Education, Health Care, and Skill Training.

We serve every person with the hope that their tomorrow will be better than today.


Dignity Freedom Network is a group of passionate people who believe that every life is worth fighting for. Together, we rescue and protect those society wants to ignore.

DFN rescues India's most vulnerable people from the devastating chains of human trafficking, poverty, and discrimination. Often, those most at-risk of exploitation are women and children. Our team goes into the most difficult places to help them reclaim their dignity, rewrite their stories, and restore their hope.

DFN works with a team of local partners on the ground in India. We've been working for freedom and justice for over 20 years. We know how to lift up and empower those in danger of trafficking, child labor, and abuse.

We work in four initiatives that bring holistic healing to children, families, and communities: Trafficking Prevention and Rescue, Education, Health Care, and Skill Training.

We serve every person with the hope that their tomorrow will be better than today.


Financial

three stars

81.77

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

71.00

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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dignity Freedom Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dignity Freedom Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We made a significant change in the way we handle customer service messages based on client feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dignity Freedom Network (VA) 75.77 two stars
Women's Learning Partnership (MD) 88.89 three stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 92.12 four stars
Refugees International (DC) 96.33 four stars
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (NY) 89.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,320,732
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,320,732
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,320,732
   Other Revenue $-1,898
TOTAL REVENUE $2,318,834
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,326,220
   Administrative Expenses $210,815
   Fundraising Expenses $450,010
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,987,045
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $330,949
   
Net Assets $827,868

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
Education $1,103,763 83.2%
Humanitarian $61,188 4.6%
Building $161,269 12.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 75.77 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 79.49 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 80.83 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 75.08 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 74.63 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 74.99 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 84.89 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 91.11 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 83.27 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 91.68 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 93.38 four stars
2008-12 10/01/2009 91.48 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 91.56 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 41-2075995
Name in IRS Master File DIGNITY FREEDOM NETWORK
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 July, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,667 4.41% Jacque Cork Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$18,542 0.93% Matthew Cork Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dignity Freedom Network (VA) 75.77 two stars
Liberty in North Korea (CA) 91.73 four stars
Hope for Justice (TN) 88.48 three stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 92.12 four stars
Just Detention International (CA) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dignity Freedom Network
1062 Laskin Rd.
Suite 21A
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
tel: (757) 233-9110
EIN: 41-2075995

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3459
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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Board Leadership

Ken Heulitt
Chairman

CEO

Jacque Cork
Executive Director

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