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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Wellstone Action Fund

Advancing progressive social change and economic justice.

three stars

89.49

2446 University Avenue West Suite 170
St. Paul, MN 55114
tel: (651) 645-3939   Web Site
EIN: 35-2191193

Board Leadership
Dave Wellstone & Mark Wellstone
Chairmen

CEO
Edith Sargon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.49 three stars
  Financial 90.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 16.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wellstone Action Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wellstone Action Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wellstone Action Fund (MN) 89.49 three stars
Violence Policy Center (DC) 90.06 four stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 91.88 four stars
National Black Child Development Institute (DC) 88.14 three stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 89.10 three stars

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Wellstone Action Fund believes that politics shouldn't be about money and power games; it should be about the improvement of people's lives. We believe that electoral politics, public policy, and grassroots organizing can be woven together to create progressive change. Today, Wellstone Action is the largest training center for progressives in the country. More than 350 organizations have partnered with us to advance progressive change on the issues we all care about; more than 55,000 candidates, campaign staff, and community organizers have turned to us to learn how to run and win progressive campaigns, and trusted us to teach them the key to creating long-term, lasting change in our communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,255,256
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,255,256
   Program Service Revenue $250,442
Total Primary Revenue $2,505,698
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $2,505,698
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,172,256
   Administrative Expenses $100,007
   Fundraising Expenses $417,004
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,689,267
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $816,431
   
Net Assets $1,726,093

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
Movement Building Project $1,245,324 95.6%
Movement Technology $36,935 2.8%
Public Leadership $20,643 1.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.49 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.46 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 89.00 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 74.14 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 73.84 two 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 35-2191193
Name in IRS Master File WELLSTONE ACTION FUND
NTEE Code P12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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]
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$82,274 4.87% Benjamin Goldfarb Executive Director $66,726
Other Salaries of Note
$4,800 0.28% Marcia Avner Board Member --

Wellstone Action Fund believes that politics shouldn't be about money and power games; it should be about the improvement of people's lives. We believe that electoral politics, public policy, and grassroots organizing can be woven together to create progressive change. Today, Wellstone Action is the largest training center for progressives in the country. More than 350 organizations have partnered with us to advance progressive change on the issues we all care about; more than 55,000 candidates, campaign staff, and community organizers have turned to us to learn how to run and win progressive campaigns, and trusted us to teach them the key to creating long-term, lasting change in our communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wellstone Action Fund (MN) 89.49 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 87.86 three stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 94.07 four stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 85.65 three stars
Latino Policy Forum (IL) 86.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wellstone Action Fund
2446 University Avenue West
Suite 170
St. Paul, MN 55114
tel: (651) 645-3939
fax: (651) 645-5858
EIN: 35-2191193

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Board Leadership

Dave Wellstone & Mark Wellstone
Chairmen

CEO

Edith Sargon
Executive Director

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