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Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

A global women's fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women's human rights defenders at critical moments. #whrds

four stars

94.95

660 13th Street Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 523-0360   Web Site
EIN: 03-0419743

Board Leadership
Patricia Viseur Sellers
Chair

CEO
Kate Kroeger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.95 four stars
  Financial 98.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights is a global women's fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. We intervene quickly when activists are poised to make great gains or face serious threats to their lives and work. We use online, text and mobile funding applications to respond to requests from women's human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1-7 days.
Urgent Action Fund builds the resilience of women's rights and LGBT rights movements in three ways: (1) rapid response grantmaking; (2) advocacy and alliance building; (3) global consortium of Urgent Action Sister Funds. Since its founding, Urgent Action Fund has awarded more than 1,700 rapid response grants, totaling more than $7 million, to advance women's and LGBTQ human rights in 110 countries worldwide.

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights is a global women's fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. We intervene quickly when activists are poised to make great gains or face serious threats to their lives and work. We use online, text and mobile funding applications to respond to requests from women's human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1-7 days.
Urgent Action Fund builds the resilience of women's rights and LGBT rights movements in three ways: (1) rapid response grantmaking; (2) advocacy and alliance building; (3) global consortium of Urgent Action Sister Funds. Since its founding, Urgent Action Fund has awarded more than 1,700 rapid response grants, totaling more than $7 million, to advance women's and LGBTQ human rights in 110 countries worldwide.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2015
Total number of grants awarded
143
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
966,402
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
120
Percentage of grants going to support LGBTI rights
20
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Financial

four stars

98.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 22.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (CA) 94.95 four stars
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (NY) 87.33 three stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 96.19 four stars
Beyond Borders (DC) 88.53 three stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,615,130
   Federated Campaigns $1,961
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $504,176
Total Contributions $3,121,267
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,121,267
   Other Revenue $1,864
TOTAL REVENUE $3,123,131
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,780,517
   Administrative Expenses $201,360
   Fundraising Expenses $208,112
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,189,989
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $933,142
   
Net Assets $2,368,959

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.95 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 90.05 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 77.73 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.81 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 87.52 three 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 03-0419743
Name in IRS Master File URGENT ACTION FUND FOR WOMENS HUMAN RIGHTS
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 September, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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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
$144,605 6.60% Kate Kroeger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (CA) 94.95 four stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 86.16 three stars
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 98.23 four stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 92.38 four stars
World Jewish Congress - American Section (NY) 95.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
660 13th Street
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 523-0360
fax: (415) 520-0626
EIN: 03-0419743

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Board Leadership

Patricia Viseur Sellers
Chair

CEO

Kate Kroeger
Executive Director

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