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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Rock the Vote

Building political power for young people

three stars

85.55

1875 Connecticut Ave NW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
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 85.55 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 78.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
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) 85.55 three stars
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute (NY) 88.22 three stars
First Liberty Institute (TX) 89.09 three stars
Public Advocates (CA) 89.00 three stars
Race Forward (NY) 88.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,148,508
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,148,508
   Program Service Revenue $52,100
Total Primary Revenue $4,200,608
   Other Revenue $10,308
TOTAL REVENUE $4,210,916
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,549,551
   Administrative Expenses $360,006
   Fundraising Expenses $295,229
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,204,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,993,870
   
Net Assets $992,798

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 Technology $4,365,878 78.7%
Voting Rights $559,775 10.1%
Culture of Voting $388,657 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 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
$105,000 1.69% Carolyn Dewitt President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$69,920 1.12% Ashley Spillane Former President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rock the Vote (DC) 85.55 three stars
The National Italian American Foundation (DC) 89.00 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 91.65 four stars
American Family Association (MS) 91.16 four stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rock the Vote
1875 Connecticut Ave NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
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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