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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Invisible Children

Those most impacted by violence and exploitation are the ones with the solutions to end them.

three stars

88.37

1701 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (619) 562-2799   Web Site
EIN: 54-2164338

Board Leadership
Michael Poffenberger
Board Chair

CEO
Lisa Dougan
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.37 three stars
  Financial 84.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Invisible Children exists to end violent conflict and foster thriving ecosystems in solidarity with our world's most at-risk communities.

We work alongside central Africa's most remote and marginalized communities to help them end violent conflict and recover from its impact.

Invisible Children exists to end violent conflict and foster thriving ecosystems in solidarity with our world's most at-risk communities.

We work alongside central Africa's most remote and marginalized communities to help them end violent conflict and recover from its impact.

Financial

three stars

84.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth 45.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Invisible Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Invisible Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Invisible Children (DC) 88.37 three stars
V-Day (CA) 93.88 four stars
ZOE International (CA) 88.73 three stars
MADRE (NY) 97.05 four stars
PCI Media Impact (NY) 87.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $714,495
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,467,846
Total Contributions $6,182,341
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,182,341
   Other Revenue $415
TOTAL REVENUE $6,182,756
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,036,188
   Administrative Expenses $1,051,738
   Fundraising Expenses $104,054
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,191,980
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,224
   
Net Assets $470,484

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
Protection $5,021,424 99.7%
Awareness and Advocacy $14,764 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 88.37 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 88.61 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 79.04 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 80.15 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.31 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 80.20 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 84.23 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 98.68 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 92.68 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 83.53 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 81.52 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 77.15 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.42 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.04 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 91.03 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 93.43 four 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 54-2164338
Name in IRS Master File INVISIBLE CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 August, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,625 1.91% Lisa Dougan CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Invisible Children (DC) 88.37 three stars
The Sentry (DC) 92.22 four stars
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 85.87 three stars
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (NY) 89.03 three stars
Center for Justice and International Law (DC) 93.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Invisible Children
1701 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (619) 562-2799
fax: (619) 660-0576
EIN: 54-2164338

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 73295
Washington, DC 20056

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Board Leadership

Michael Poffenberger
Board Chair

CEO

Lisa Dougan
President and CEO

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