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Polaris

Freedom Happens Now!

three stars

80.89

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

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.89 three stars
  Financial 73.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2021 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

two stars

73.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Polaris (DC) 80.89 three stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 93.18 four stars
MADRE (NY) 97.05 four stars
Equality Now (NY) 94.73 four stars
ZOE International (CA) 88.87 three stars

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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 09/01/2021 80.89 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 89.03 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 98.04 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.46 four stars
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, 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) 80.89 three stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 93.18 four stars
ZOE International (CA) 88.87 three stars
Human Rights Watch (NY) 85.73 three stars
International Women's Health Coalition (NY) 93.29 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

Gregory Moore
Chairperson

CEO

Catherine Chen
Chief Executive Officer

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