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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Polaris

Freedom Happens Now!

81.54

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

Board Leadership
Gregory Moore
Chairperson

CEO
Catherine Chen
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.54
  Financial 73.90
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem - 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences. With the guidance of survivors, we use that data to improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how communities, businesses and governments can prevent human trafficking by transforming the underlying inequities and oppressions that make it possible.

Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem - 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences. With the guidance of survivors, we use that data to improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how communities, businesses and governments can prevent human trafficking by transforming the underlying inequities and oppressions that make it possible.

Financial

73.90

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2022 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 21.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polaris (DC) 81.54
EarthRights International (DC) 99.61
Remember Nhu (OH) 93.91
The Sentry (DC) 92.22
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 90.26

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,684,086
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,755,893
Total Contributions $14,439,979
   Program Service Revenue $153,513
Total Primary Revenue $14,593,492
   Other Revenue $39,373
TOTAL REVENUE $14,632,865
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,789,645
   Administrative Expenses $2,851,063
   Fundraising Expenses $1,359,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,999,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,633,070
   
Net Assets $7,935,582

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 $4,006,790 51.4%
Data Analysis Program $893,333 11.5%
Disruption Strategies $638,321 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2022 81.54
2019-12 09/01/2021 80.89
2018-12 04/01/2020 89.03
2017-12 03/01/2019 98.04
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.46
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.91
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.28
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 96.63
2013-12 03/01/2015 97.27
2012-12 12/20/2013 99.00
2011-12 10/01/2012 96.59
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.66
2009-12 10/01/2011 95.07
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.30
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.04
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.45
2007-12 08/01/2009 93.54

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$190,252 1.58% Bradley Myles Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$195,700 1.63% Nancy Choi Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polaris (DC) 81.54
She is Safe (GA) 89.27
The Sentry (DC) 92.22
Amnesty International USA (NY) 89.39
International Women's Health Coalition (NY) 85.82

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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

Gregory Moore
Chairperson

CEO

Catherine Chen
Chief Executive Officer

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