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Invisible Children

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three stars

88.61

641 S. Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
tel: (619) 562-2799   Web Site
EIN: 54-2164338

Board Leadership
Michael Poffenberger
Board Chair

CEO
Lisa Dougan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.61 three stars
  Financial 84.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

INVISIBLE CHILDREN EXISTS TO BRING A PERMANENT END TO LRA ATROCITIES.


ETHOS

We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life. We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere.

MODEL

Invisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.

INVISIBLE CHILDREN EXISTS TO BRING A PERMANENT END TO LRA ATROCITIES.


ETHOS

We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life. We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere.

MODEL

Invisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

84.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.3%
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) 88.61 three stars
Equality Now (NY) 92.43 four stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 86.71 three stars
International Women's Health Coalition (NY) 92.90 four stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $703,634
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,067,353
Total Contributions $4,770,987
   Program Service Revenue $29,500
Total Primary Revenue $4,800,487
   Other Revenue $23
TOTAL REVENUE $4,800,510
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,879,025
   Administrative Expenses $711,745
   Fundraising Expenses $32,473
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,623,243
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $177,267
   
Net Assets $505,668

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 $3,826,543 98.6%
Awareness and Advocacy $52,482 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,000 1.83% Lisa Dougan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Invisible Children (DC) 88.61 three stars
V-Day (CA) 93.37 four stars
EarthRights International (DC) 99.27 four stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 89.07 three stars
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (NY) 87.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Invisible Children
641 S. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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
Executive Director

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