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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Voter Participation Center

Increasing the participation of the Rising American Electorate

three stars

82.45

1707 L Street, NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 659-9570   Web Site
EIN: 55-0889748

Board Leadership
Page S. Garder
President

CEO
Page Gardner
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.45 three stars
  Financial 84.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a research-driven, results-oriented nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation and amplifying the voices of unmarried women (women who are single, widowed, divorced or separated) and other historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. The mission of the VPC is to boost the civic engagement of unmarried women, people of color and 18-29 year olds - the three demographic groups who comprise the Rising American Electorate (RAE).

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a research-driven, results-oriented nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation and amplifying the voices of unmarried women (women who are single, widowed, divorced or separated) and other historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. The mission of the VPC is to boost the civic engagement of unmarried women, people of color and 18-29 year olds - the three demographic groups who comprise the Rising American Electorate (RAE).

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Financial

three stars

84.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 74.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Voter Participation Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Voter Participation Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 82.45 three stars
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 94.78 four stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.19 four stars
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (VA) 87.61 three stars
Treatment Advocacy Center (VA) 85.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,548,105
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,548,105
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,548,105
   Other Revenue $385
TOTAL REVENUE $4,548,490
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,655,767
   Administrative Expenses $1,083,074
   Fundraising Expenses $584,151
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,322,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,774,502
   
Net Assets $301,369

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
Voting Marketing $4,655,767 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 82.45 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 79.03 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 76.59 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 80.30 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 76.32 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 81.12 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 71.89 two stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 87.99 three 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 55-0889748
Name in IRS Master File THE VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER
NTEE Code R40
NTEE Classification Voter Education, Registration
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 March, 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
$190,000 3.00% Page Gardner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 82.45 three stars
Free Software Foundation (MA) 96.66 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation (NJ) 90.92 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (CA) 87.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Voter Participation Center
1707 L Street, NW
Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 659-9570
fax: (202) 659-9585
EIN: 55-0889748

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Board Leadership

Page S. Garder
President

CEO

Page Gardner
President

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