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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Advancement Project

…just democracy!

88.26

1910 West Sunset Boulevard Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90026
tel: (213) 989-1300   Web Site
EIN: 95-4835230

Board Leadership
Bill Lann Lee
Chair

CEO
Judith Browne Dianis
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.26
  Financial 92.90
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. From Advancement Project's inception, we have worked "on-the-ground," helping organized communities of color dismantle and reform the unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy. Simultaneously, we have aggressively sought and seized opportunities to promote this approach to racial justice

Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. From Advancement Project's inception, we have worked "on-the-ground," helping organized communities of color dismantle and reform the unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy. Simultaneously, we have aggressively sought and seized opportunities to promote this approach to racial justice

Financial

92.90

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advancement Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advancement Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advancement Project (CA) 88.26
Corporate Accountability (MA) 87.98
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 92.22
Death with Dignity National Center (OR) 95.76
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.47

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,151,453
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,250
Total Contributions $13,172,503
   Program Service Revenue $2,421,825
Total Primary Revenue $15,594,328
   Other Revenue $212,787
TOTAL REVENUE $15,807,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,863,720
   Administrative Expenses $674,067
   Fundraising Expenses $1,509,768
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,047,555
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,759,560
   
Net Assets $19,501,092

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
Opportunity To Learn $2,009,874 18.5%
Voter Protection $1,927,605 17.7%
Educational Equity $1,524,961 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 88.26
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.74
2017-12 10/01/2019 87.25
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.06
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.12
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.02
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/01/2015 87.66

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4835230
Name in IRS Master File ADVANCEMENT PROJECT
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational 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 March, 2001
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
$287,016 2.19% Judith Browne Dianis Executive Director, Washington D.C.
Other Salaries of Note
$205,540 1.57% John Kim Executive Director, California

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advancement Project (CA) 88.26
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 93.53
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (VA) 85.90
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 91.36
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 94.54

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Charity Contact Info

Advancement Project
1910 West Sunset Boulevard
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90026
tel: (213) 989-1300
fax: (213) 989-1309
EIN: 95-4835230

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Board Leadership

Bill Lann Lee
Chair

CEO

Judith Browne Dianis
Executive Director

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