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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Justice at Stake

Working for fair and impartial courts.

three stars

89.21

717 D Street North West Suite 203
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 588-9700   Web Site
EIN: 20-4098898

Board Leadership
Mark Harrison
Chairman

CEO
Susan Liss
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.21 three stars
  Financial 97.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Justice at Stake on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Justice at Stake on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Justice at Stake (DC) 89.21 three stars
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 91.08 four stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 89.10 three stars
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute (NY) 92.08 four stars
Treatment Advocacy Center (VA) 89.32 three stars

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Founded in 2006, Justice at Stake leads a nonpartisan national partnership of more than 50 organizations, protecting our justice system through public education, litigation and reform. We defend what Chief Justice Rehnquist called the "crown jewel" of American democracy. Since 2000, Justice at Stake has won victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and statehouses across the country. Our communications research has changed how judges and opinion makers defend fair courts. Justice at Stake has earned national attention for impartial-justice issues, including reporting by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Economist, Bloomberg News, PBS, CNN and ABC.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,691,312
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,691,312
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,691,312
   Other Revenue $14,911
TOTAL REVENUE $1,706,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,180,760
   Administrative Expenses $256,560
   Fundraising Expenses $128,281
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,565,601
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-859,378
   
Net Assets $1,521,923

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
Defended and Advanced Reforms $763,266 35.0%
Communications and Public Education $654,228 30.0%
Strength and Capacity $545,190 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.48 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 85.48 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 20-4098898
Name in IRS Master File JUSTICE AT STAKE
NTEE Code I05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
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 May, 2006
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,992 6.85% Bert Brandenburg Executive Director

Founded in 2006, Justice at Stake leads a nonpartisan national partnership of more than 50 organizations, protecting our justice system through public education, litigation and reform. We defend what Chief Justice Rehnquist called the "crown jewel" of American democracy. Since 2000, Justice at Stake has won victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and statehouses across the country. Our communications research has changed how judges and opinion makers defend fair courts. Justice at Stake has earned national attention for impartial-justice issues, including reporting by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Economist, Bloomberg News, PBS, CNN and ABC.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Justice at Stake (DC) 89.21 three stars
FairVote (MD) 88.95 three stars
OneAmerica (WA) 86.15 three stars
Treatment Advocacy Center (VA) 89.32 three stars
Advocates International (VA) 91.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Justice at Stake
717 D Street North West
Suite 203
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 588-9700
fax: (202) 588-9485
EIN: 20-4098898

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Board Leadership

Mark Harrison
Chairman

CEO

Susan Liss
Executive Director

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