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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Polaris

For a world without slavery

four stars

93.91

P.O. Box 65323 Washington, DC 20035
tel: (202) 790-6300   Web Site
EIN: 03-0391561

Board Leadership
Catherine A. McLean
Chairperson

CEO
Bradley Myles
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.

By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.

Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.

By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 18.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Polaris on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Polaris on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polaris (DC) 93.91 four stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 91.74 four stars
Human Rights Watch (NY) 91.15 four stars
Human Rights First (NY) 93.80 four stars
Love146 (CT) 85.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,260,985
   Federated Campaigns $23,579
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,408,362
Total Contributions $7,692,926
   Program Service Revenue $61,720
Total Primary Revenue $7,754,646
   Other Revenue $25,892
TOTAL REVENUE $7,780,538
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,429,428
   Administrative Expenses $356,319
   Fundraising Expenses $525,780
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,311,527
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $469,011
   
Net Assets $5,810,630

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
National Hotline $2,340,547 36.4%
Government Relations and Public Policy $1,118,570 17.4%
Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network (GHTHN) $845,739 13.2%

Ratings History
Polaris has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.91 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 96.63 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 97.27 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 99.00 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 96.59 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.66 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 95.07 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.04 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.45 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 93.54 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 03-0391561
Name in IRS Master File POLARIS PROJECT
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
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 April, 2002
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
$171,061 2.33% Bradley Myles Executive Director and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polaris (DC) 93.91 four stars
Just Detention International (CA) 100.00 four stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.60 four stars
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (NY) 87.33 three stars
PCI Media Impact (NY) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Polaris
P.O. Box 65323
Washington, DC 20035
tel: (202) 790-6300
fax: (202) 745-1119
EIN: 03-0391561

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Board Leadership

Catherine A. McLean
Chairperson

CEO

Bradley Myles
Chief Executive Officer

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