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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

People's Action Institute

A powerful force for democracy and economic fairness.

three stars

89.57

1130 North Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60642
tel: (312) 243-3035   Web Site
EIN: 36-2755109

Board Leadership
Afua Attah-Mensah
President

CEO
George Goehl
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.57 three stars
  Financial 95.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of People's Action Institute is to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic, and gender justice by investing in powerful state and local organizations and campaigns that win real change in people's lives.

The mission of People's Action Institute is to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic, and gender justice by investing in powerful state and local organizations and campaigns that win real change in people's lives.

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Financial

four stars

95.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 29.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People's Action Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People's Action Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.57 three stars
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (CA) 89.69 three stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.46 four stars
First Liberty Institute (TX) 86.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,565,304
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,565,304
   Program Service Revenue $248,850
Total Primary Revenue $12,814,154
   Other Revenue $2,552,166
TOTAL REVENUE $15,366,320
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,917,949
   Administrative Expenses $2,498,600
   Fundraising Expenses $707,699
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,124,248
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,242,072
   
Net Assets $11,967,247

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
Family Economic Security Campaign $3,456,781 43.7%
Small Business Programs $1,884,888 23.8%
Research and Policy $1,277,417 16.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 89.57 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.85 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.09 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 87.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 78.34 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 89.08 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 36-2755109
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLES ACTION INSTITUTE
NTEE Code S16
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1973
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
$150,576 1.35% Leeann Hall Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$110,030 0.98% George Goehl Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.57 three stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.02 four stars
Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (CA) 89.38 three stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 89.16 three stars
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (CA) 86.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

People's Action Institute
1130 North Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
tel: (312) 243-3035
EIN: 36-2755109

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Board Leadership

Afua Attah-Mensah
President

CEO

George Goehl
Director

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