Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Sunlight Foundation

Making government transparent and accountable

three stars

85.96

1818 N Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 742-1520   Web Site
EIN: 20-3903427

Board Leadership
Michael Klein
Chair

CEO
John Wonderlich
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.96 three stars
  Financial 87.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining "public" information as meaning "online," and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining "public" information as meaning "online," and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.

Financial

three stars

87.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth -10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sunlight Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sunlight Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,940,631
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,940,631
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,940,631
   Other Revenue $41,171
TOTAL REVENUE $4,981,802
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,479,898
   Administrative Expenses $593,405
   Fundraising Expenses $436,367
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,509,670
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $472,132
   
Net Assets $5,191,092

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$299,083 6.63% Chris Gates President

Mission

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining "public" information as meaning "online," and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.

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Charity Contact Info

The Sunlight Foundation
1818 N Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 742-1520
EIN: 20-3903427

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Board Leadership

Michael Klein
Chair

CEO

John Wonderlich
Interim Executive Director