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Human Rights Foundation

Protecting human rights around the world

four stars

92.74

Empire State Building #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 92.74 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 22.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 92.74 four stars
International Women's Health Coalition (NY) 92.90 four stars
MADRE (NY) 95.83 four stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 89.37 three stars
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,162,002
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,162,002
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,162,002
   Other Revenue $11,491
TOTAL REVENUE $5,173,493
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,906,752
   Administrative Expenses $149,735
   Fundraising Expenses $267,021
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,323,508
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-150,015
   
Net Assets $1,860,067

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 $2,556,948 52.1%
Impact Litigation Program $1,332,108 27.1%
Public Education Program $1,017,398 20.7%

Ratings History
Human Rights Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,269 1.84% Thor Halvorssen President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 92.74 four stars
International Women's Health Coalition (NY) 92.90 four stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 86.71 three stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 92.73 four stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Human Rights Foundation
Empire State Building #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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