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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

FairVote

For a More Perfect Union

96.14

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

Board Leadership
Alice Underwood
Chair

CEO
Rob Richie
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.14
  Financial 96.29
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

96.29

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,210,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,210,414
   Program Service Revenue $13,250
Total Primary Revenue $4,223,664
   Other Revenue $64,562
TOTAL REVENUE $4,288,226
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,231,941
   Administrative Expenses $471,729
   Fundraising Expenses $79,226
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,782,896
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,505,330
   
Net Assets $1,982,814

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
FairVote has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 96.14
2018-12 09/01/2020 93.98
2017-12 05/01/2020 95.47
2017-12 10/01/2019 91.45
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.81
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.38
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.94
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.95

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,000 4.67% Robert Richie President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$155,000 5.56% Sangita Dhungana Executive VP

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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

Alice Underwood
Chair

CEO

Rob Richie
Executive Director

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