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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

FairVote

For a More Perfect Union

four stars

92.38

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 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 63.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FairVote (MD) 92.38 four stars
NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation (VA) 98.23 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 86.76 three stars
People For the American Way Foundation (DC) 86.07 three stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 86.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,194,902
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,194,902
   Program Service Revenue $9,100
Total Primary Revenue $3,204,002
   Other Revenue $9,976
TOTAL REVENUE $3,213,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,967,647
   Administrative Expenses $105,023
   Fundraising Expenses $25,886
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,098,556
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $115,422
   
Net Assets $355,984

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 $2,581,867 87.0%
Representation 2020 $219,252 7.4%
General Democracy $166,528 5.6%

Ratings History
FairVote has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,700 3.28% Robert Richie Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FairVote (MD) 92.38 four stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 92.29 four stars
State Voices (DC) 94.07 four stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 86.98 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 89.24 three 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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