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NEO Philanthropy

Bringing together and strengthening the work of public institutions

four stars

94.07

45 West 36th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 378-2800   Web Site
EIN: 13-3191113

Board Leadership
John Gilroy
Chairperson

CEO
Michele Lord
Presidents

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects, NEO Philanthropy (NEO) brings together and strengthens the work of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit groups and other public interest organizations sharing a vision of a society that ensures justice, dignity and opportunity for all people. NEO operates grantmaking, technical assistance and strategic-planning programs for institutional donors interested in social justice and human rights issues. By developing sustainable partnerships among donors, grantees and allied groups, NEO seeks to foster a movement for positive social change resulting in equality, fairness and a stronger participatory democracy.

Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects, NEO Philanthropy (NEO) brings together and strengthens the work of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit groups and other public interest organizations sharing a vision of a society that ensures justice, dignity and opportunity for all people. NEO operates grantmaking, technical assistance and strategic-planning programs for institutional donors interested in social justice and human rights issues. By developing sustainable partnerships among donors, grantees and allied groups, NEO seeks to foster a movement for positive social change resulting in equality, fairness and a stronger participatory democracy.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 21.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NEO Philanthropy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NEO Philanthropy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.07 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $82,558,325
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $82,558,325
   Program Service Revenue $492,485
Total Primary Revenue $83,050,810
   Other Revenue $300,028
TOTAL REVENUE $83,350,838
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $65,665,180
   Administrative Expenses $2,533,677
   Fundraising Expenses $550,353
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $68,749,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,601,628
   
Net Assets $48,230,287

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
Fiscal Sponsorship $27,072,221 41.2%
Four Freedoms Fund $18,234,156 27.8%
State Infrastructure Fund $11,679,622 17.8%

Ratings History
NEO Philanthropy has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 94.07 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.16 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 80.85 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.77 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 93.91 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 95.13 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 85.95 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 93.41 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.69 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 94.46 four stars
2008-12 10/01/2010 96.86 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 13-3191113
Name in IRS Master File NEO PHILANTHROPY INC
NTEE Code W99
NTEE Classification Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
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 July, 1984
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$237,568 0.34% Michele Lord President $16,143

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.07 four stars
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 90.71 four stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 95.16 four stars
Encore.org (CA) 91.15 four stars
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (VT) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

NEO Philanthropy
45 West 36th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 378-2800
fax: (212) 378-2801
EIN: 13-3191113

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Board Leadership

John Gilroy
Chairperson

CEO

Michele Lord
Presidents

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