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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Rock the Vote

Building political power for young people

three stars

82.39

1440 G Street NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 719-9910   Web Site
EIN: 02-0767157

Board Leadership
Amanda Brown Lierman & Frank Smith
Co-Chairs

CEO
Carolyn DeWitt
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.39 three stars
  Financial 83.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fusing pop culture, politics, and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an electoral process and voting system that works for the 21st century electorate. For almost 25 years, Rock the Vote has pioneered ways to make voting easier by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections for young adults.

Fusing pop culture, politics, and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an electoral process and voting system that works for the 21st century electorate. For almost 25 years, Rock the Vote has pioneered ways to make voting easier by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections for young adults.

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Financial

three stars

83.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rock the Vote on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rock the Vote on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rock the Vote (DC) 82.39 three stars
Latino Policy Forum (IL) 85.00 three stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.02 four stars
Violence Policy Center (DC) 92.92 four stars
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 88.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $987,555
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $987,555
   Program Service Revenue $10,000
Total Primary Revenue $997,555
   Other Revenue $70
TOTAL REVENUE $997,625
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,100,021
   Administrative Expenses $163,565
   Fundraising Expenses $65,020
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,328,606
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-330,981
   
Net Assets $661,817

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
Civic Education $381,290 34.7%
Culture of Voting $273,679 24.9%
Registration Technology $242,771 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.39 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.55 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.55 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 70.79 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 70.88 two stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 68.66 one star

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

EIN 02-0767157
Name in IRS Master File ROCK THE VOTE
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 July, 2006
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
$140,000 10.53% Carolyn Dewitt President, Executive Director

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Rock the Vote (DC) 82.39 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Rock the Vote
1440 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 719-9910
EIN: 02-0767157

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Board Leadership

Amanda Brown Lierman & Frank Smith
Co-Chairs

CEO

Carolyn DeWitt
President

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