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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Rock the Vote

Building political power for young people

two stars

74.38

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 74.38 two stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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) 74.38 two stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 89.32 three stars
OneAmerica (WA) 86.98 three stars
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City (OK) 85.03 three stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 91.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,310,685
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,310,685
   Program Service Revenue $65,000
Total Primary Revenue $2,375,685
   Other Revenue $250
TOTAL REVENUE $2,375,935
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,110,604
   Administrative Expenses $180,716
   Fundraising Expenses $67,389
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,358,709
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,017,226
   
Net Assets $1,676,111

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 $437,965 39.4%
Civic Education $372,411 33.5%
Culture of Voting $300,228 27.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 74.38 two stars
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
$120,000 8.83% Carolyn Dewitt President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rock the Vote (DC) 74.38 two stars
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 91.22 four stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 91.30 four stars
Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (CA) 89.38 three stars
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 89.86 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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