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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

89.97

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

Board Leadership
Afua Atta-Mensah
President

CEO
George Goehl
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.97 three stars
  Financial 97.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

97.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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) 89.97 three stars
Students for Liberty (VA) 91.20 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (NY) 95.38 four stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 91.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,300,262
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,300,262
   Program Service Revenue $207,928
Total Primary Revenue $7,508,190
   Other Revenue $41,713
TOTAL REVENUE $7,549,903
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,480,107
   Administrative Expenses $785,662
   Fundraising Expenses $400,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,666,392
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,116,489
   
Net Assets $10,850,758

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
Research and Policy $3,291,116 44.0%
Family Economic Security Campaign $2,539,662 34.0%
Small Business Programs $1,370,955 18.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 89.97 three stars
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)
(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
$125,529 1.44% George Goehl Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.97 three stars
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 96.44 four stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 91.67 four stars
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC) 97.46 four stars
Advancement Project (CA) 88.26 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 Atta-Mensah
President

CEO

George Goehl
Director

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