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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

FairVote

For a More Perfect Union

four stars

91.45

6930 Carroll Avenue Suite 240
Takoma Park, MD 20912
tel: (301) 270-4616   Web Site
EIN: 54-1635649

Board Leadership
Krist Novoselic
Chair

CEO
Rob Richie
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FairVote is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to make democracy fair, functional, and more representative. We research and propose common sense changes to strengthen our democracy and ensure all voices are heard and every vote counts in every election. Operating since 1992 and with a staff of more than 20 people in 2016, we work with scholars, civic leaders, policymakers, journalists and national, state, and local reform partners to advance fairer elections.

FairVote is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to make democracy fair, functional, and more representative. We research and propose common sense changes to strengthen our democracy and ensure all voices are heard and every vote counts in every election. Operating since 1992 and with a staff of more than 20 people in 2016, we work with scholars, civic leaders, policymakers, journalists and national, state, and local reform partners to advance fairer elections.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
92.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 37.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FairVote on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FairVote on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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FairVote (MD) 91.45 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,142,720
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,142,720
   Program Service Revenue $1,500
Total Primary Revenue $3,144,220
   Other Revenue $19,230
TOTAL REVENUE $3,163,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,529,175
   Administrative Expenses $158,210
   Fundraising Expenses $88,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,776,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $387,277
   
Net Assets $743,261

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
Ranked Choice Voting $2,324,235 91.9%
General Democracy $116,331 4.6%
Women Representation 2020 $88,609 3.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.81 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.38 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.94 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.95 three 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 54-1635649
Name in IRS Master File FAIRVOTE
NTEE Code R40
NTEE Classification Voter Education, Registration
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing 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 December, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,000 3.63% Robert Richie Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FairVote (MD) 91.45 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

FairVote
6930 Carroll Avenue
Suite 240
Takoma Park, MD 20912
tel: (301) 270-4616
EIN: 54-1635649

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Board Leadership

Krist Novoselic
Chair

CEO

Rob Richie
Executive Director

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