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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Human Rights Foundation

Protecting human rights around the world

three stars

85.55

350 Fifth Avenue Suite 4202
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 246-8486   Web Site
EIN: 20-2669700

Board Leadership
Garry Kasparov
Chairman

CEO
Thor Halvorssen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.55 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with an expertise in the Americas. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Our mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world. We seek, in particular, to sustain the struggle for liberty in those areas where it is presently under threat.

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with an expertise in the Americas. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Our mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world. We seek, in particular, to sustain the struggle for liberty in those areas where it is presently under threat.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
91.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 41.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Human Rights Foundation (NY) 85.55 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,357,602
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,357,602
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,357,602
   Other Revenue $172,172
TOTAL REVENUE $8,529,774
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,978,488
   Administrative Expenses $372,127
   Fundraising Expenses $358,426
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,709,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $820,733
   
Net Assets $2,248,150

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
Conference Series $4,482,934 64.2%
Impact Litigation Program $1,507,402 21.6%
Public Education Program $766,120 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2020 85.55 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.74 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.42 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.69 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2016 82.78 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.84 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 76.34 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 78.01 two 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 20-2669700
Name in IRS Master File HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
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 October, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,269 1.27% Thor Halvorssen President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 85.55 three stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46 four stars
Invisible Children (DC) 88.37 three stars
Hope for Justice (TN) 88.48 three stars
Amnesty International USA (NY) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Human Rights Foundation
350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 4202
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 246-8486
fax: (212) 643-4278
EIN: 20-2669700

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Board Leadership

Garry Kasparov
Chairman

CEO

Thor Halvorssen
President

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