International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Polaris

For a world without slavery

three stars

89.03

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

Board Leadership
Gregory Moore
Chairperson

CEO
Nancy McGuire Choi
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.03 three stars
  Financial 84.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of Cases Reported per Year
10,949
Number of Contacts per Year
41,088
Number of Survivors Identified per Year
3,218
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,724,737
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,749,402
Total Contributions $5,474,139
   Program Service Revenue $65,170
Total Primary Revenue $5,539,309
   Other Revenue $40,001
TOTAL REVENUE $5,579,310
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,917,226
   Administrative Expenses $2,510,324
   Fundraising Expenses $1,101,740
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,529,290
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,949,980
   
Net Assets $5,302,512

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,284 1.85% Bradley Myles Executive Director, CEO

Mission

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.

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Polaris (DC) 89.03 three stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 91.37 four stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 89.37 three stars
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 96.46 four stars
World Jewish Congress - American Section (ME) 95.87 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

Nancy McGuire Choi
Interim Chief Executive Officer