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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

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

97.17

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 97.17
  Financial 99.91
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

99.91

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 35.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (CA) 97.17
Liberty in North Korea (CA) 92.22
EarthRights International (DC) 99.61
The Carter Center (GA) 96.50
V-Day (CA) 93.88

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,436,093
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,329,412
Total Contributions $7,765,505
   Program Service Revenue $124,271
Total Primary Revenue $7,889,776
   Other Revenue $4,968
TOTAL REVENUE $7,894,744
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,602,395
   Administrative Expenses $337,065
   Fundraising Expenses $462,935
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,402,395
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,492,349
   
Net Assets $5,441,168

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 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 97.17
2018-12 12/01/2019 96.30
2017-12 12/01/2018 93.19
2016-12 02/01/2018 97.10
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.95
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.77
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 90.05
2013-12 05/01/2015 77.73
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.81
2011-12 03/01/2013 87.52

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
(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
$170,222 2.65% Kate Kroeger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (CA) 97.17
International Center for Journalists (DC) 97.78
Human Rights Watch (NY) 87.52
PCI Media Impact, Inc. (NY) 87.05
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 88.14

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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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