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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

89.37

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

Board Leadership
Marissa McBride
Chair

CEO
Tom Lopach
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.37 three stars
  Financial 99.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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).

Financial

four stars

99.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.94
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 89.37 three stars
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 91.90 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 86.48 three stars
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.47 four stars
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City (OK) 85.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,609,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $29,609,302
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $29,609,302
   Other Revenue $2,898
TOTAL REVENUE $29,612,200
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,228,405
   Administrative Expenses $1,785,238
   Fundraising Expenses $1,148,177
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,161,820
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,450,380
   
Net Assets $24,611,587

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 $6,228,405 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 89.37 three stars
2018-12 09/01/2020 85.55 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.89 three stars
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)
(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
$273,125 2.98% Page Gardner President
Other Salaries of Note
$121,232 1.32% Jessica Brown CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 89.37 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 92.99 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
The National Italian American Foundation (DC) 87.44 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

Marissa McBride
Chair

CEO

Tom Lopach
Chief Executive Officer

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