Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Sunlight Foundation

Making government transparent and accountable

one star

68.08

1440 G Street NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 742-1520   Web Site
EIN: 20-3903427

Board Leadership
Michael Klein
Chair

CEO
John Wonderlich
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.08 one star
  Financial 81.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 59.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

81.12

Accountability & Transparency

one star

59.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -20.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
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 $358,681
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $358,681
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $358,681
   Other Revenue $-31,035
TOTAL REVENUE $327,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,054,163
   Administrative Expenses $457,541
   Fundraising Expenses $263,196
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,774,900
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,447,254
   
Net Assets $1,743,837

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 4.63% John Wonderlich Executive Director

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
1440 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 742-1520
EIN: 20-3903427

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Board Leadership

Michael Klein
Chair

CEO

John Wonderlich
Executive Director