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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Ballotpedia

Encyclopedia of American Politics

three stars

88.95

8383 Greenway Blvd Suite 600
Middleton, WI 53562
tel: (608) 255-0688   Web Site
EIN: 20-8036372

Board Leadership
Mike Barnhart
Chair

CEO
Leslie Graves
CEO and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.95 three stars
  Financial 84.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Lucy Burns Institute is to empower our audience to engage in democracy by delivering exceptionally high quality information. With nearly 260,000 original articles, Ballotpedia's goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. We are firmly committed to neutrality. Ballotpedia's articles are 100 percent written by our professional staff and a small group of guest editors. All content written by our guest editors is reviewed and fact-checked by our staff.

Ballotpedia covers local, state and federal politics. Our content includes neutral, accurate, and verifiable information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, candidates, and the influencers of politics. In 2018, Ballotpedia will take the next step of reaching out to voters where they are, whether it be alternative news sources like Yahoo News, or their local newspaper.

The mission of the Lucy Burns Institute is to empower our audience to engage in democracy by delivering exceptionally high quality information. With nearly 260,000 original articles, Ballotpedia's goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. We are firmly committed to neutrality. Ballotpedia's articles are 100 percent written by our professional staff and a small group of guest editors. All content written by our guest editors is reviewed and fact-checked by our staff.

Ballotpedia covers local, state and federal politics. Our content includes neutral, accurate, and verifiable information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, candidates, and the influencers of politics. In 2018, Ballotpedia will take the next step of reaching out to voters where they are, whether it be alternative news sources like Yahoo News, or their local newspaper.

Financial

three stars

84.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 35.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ballotpedia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ballotpedia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ballotpedia (WI) 88.95 three stars
The New World Foundation (NY) 92.22 four stars
National Coalition Against Censorship (NY) 95.93 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 87.28 three stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 92.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,318,964
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,318,964
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,318,964
   Other Revenue $110,364
TOTAL REVENUE $4,429,328
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,976,701
   Administrative Expenses $460,484
   Fundraising Expenses $573,462
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,010,647
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-581,319
   
Net Assets $1,094,091

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
Ballopedia.org, Encyclopedia of American Politics $3,976,701 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 08/01/2018 88.95 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.94 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 74.76 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.11 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 70.14 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 78.57 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 20-8036372
Name in IRS Master File LUCY BURNS INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code W99
NTEE Classification Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational 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 March, 2008
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,084 2.17% Leslie Graves President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ballotpedia (WI) 88.95 three stars
State Voices (DC) 94.07 four stars
Cultural Survival (MA) 86.07 three stars
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 97.13 four stars
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MA) 86.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ballotpedia
8383 Greenway Blvd
Suite 600
Middleton, WI 53562
tel: (608) 255-0688
EIN: 20-8036372

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Board Leadership

Mike Barnhart
Chair

CEO

Leslie Graves
CEO and President

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