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Wellstone Action Fund

Our politics is a politics of inclusion. But this isn't a calling out, it's a calling in.

three stars

86.92

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

Board Leadership
Connie Lewis
Chair

CEO
Sara Beth Mueller
Acting Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.92 three stars
  Financial 81.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Wellstone Action Fund, we believe in winning, by expanding and investing in an inclusive democracy, a politics of inclusion. A politics that benefits all of us.

An inclusive politics means we get real about power structures in this country that have excluded so many for so long. This means we need a strategy to engage effectively on race and gender equity if we want to dismantle the harmful effects of white supremacy and patriarchy in our communities. Our politics is a politics of inclusion. But this isn't a calling out, this moment calls us in together.

Building an inclusive democracy looks like a lot of things, and for Wellstone, this shows up in our trainings. The core of our work for over 15 years has always been about delivering the best skills and tools to the next generation of leadership. Our curriculum, approach, and orientation directly reflect our truth and values.

At Wellstone Action Fund, we believe in winning, by expanding and investing in an inclusive democracy, a politics of inclusion. A politics that benefits all of us.

An inclusive politics means we get real about power structures in this country that have excluded so many for so long. This means we need a strategy to engage effectively on race and gender equity if we want to dismantle the harmful effects of white supremacy and patriarchy in our communities. Our politics is a politics of inclusion. But this isn't a calling out, this moment calls us in together.

Building an inclusive democracy looks like a lot of things, and for Wellstone, this shows up in our trainings. The core of our work for over 15 years has always been about delivering the best skills and tools to the next generation of leadership. Our curriculum, approach, and orientation directly reflect our truth and values.

Financial

three stars

81.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 31.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wellstone Action Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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) 86.92 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 88.18 three stars
Cultural Survival (MA) 86.07 three stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 92.23 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (NY) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,811,400
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,811,400
   Program Service Revenue $489,249
Total Primary Revenue $2,300,649
   Other Revenue $22
TOTAL REVENUE $2,300,671
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,922,294
   Administrative Expenses $152,168
   Fundraising Expenses $485,538
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,560,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-259,329
   
Net Assets $1,466,764

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 $861,036 42.7%
Public Leadership $672,744 33.4%
Movement Technology $481,409 23.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.92 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.03 three stars
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]
Ruling Date November, 2003
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, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$71,018 2.77% Edith Sargon Executive Director $38,241
Other Salaries of Note
$57,045 2.22% Benjamin Goldfarb Former Executive Director $41,038

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wellstone Action Fund (MN) 86.92 three stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 87.00 three stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 92.31 four stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.15 four stars
American Association of People with Disabilities (DC) 85.65 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

Connie Lewis
Chair

CEO

Sara Beth Mueller
Acting Executive Director

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