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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Voto Latino

Transforming America by recognizing Latinos' innate leadership

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three stars

87.82

1300 L Street NW Suite 975
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 386-6374   Web Site
EIN: 20-1350252

Board Leadership
Brandon Hernandez and Sonal Shah
Co-Chairs

CEO
Maria Teresa Kumar
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.82 three stars
  Financial 86.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos' innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate, and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy. In 2004, Voto Latino began as a PSA project organized by co-founder Rosario Dawson. Over the years we've evolved into an organization dedicated to providing young Latinos the tools to create a future of their choosing.

Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos' innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate, and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy. In 2004, Voto Latino began as a PSA project organized by co-founder Rosario Dawson. Over the years we've evolved into an organization dedicated to providing young Latinos the tools to create a future of their choosing.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Power Summit
Problem

Workforce diversity is significantly hindered by the underrepresentation of minorities. The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility indicated that only seven percent of board seats are occupied by Hispanics. Even lower is the rate of executive positions held by Latinos, comprising just one percent. The trend in underrepresentation is seen in voting and elected offices across our nation. The question remains, how do we create a pipeline with direct access to these sectors?

Strategy

Our strategy of leveraging youth, media, celebrity voices and technology has demonstrated great success since the program’s inception in 2012. 30% of our speakers are heads of their organization (Founders, CEOs and Presidents) and includes notable entities such as The White House, Google, HuffingtonPost, Buzzfeed and many more. We recruit individuals year round to attend and create opportunities for one-to-one engagement during the summit. Many leave with new networks and opportunities.

IF:THEN

IF If a venue for connection, networking and resources was made available to you Latino professionals, no matter their background, locale or socio-economic status...

THEN they will be able to reach their full civic and career potential.
This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.76

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Voto Latino on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Voto Latino on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Voto Latino (DC) 87.82 three stars
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 92.22 four stars
Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (CA) 86.54 three stars
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 95.96 four stars
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 88.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,256,010
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $364,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,620,010
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,620,010
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $2,620,010
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,490,843
   Administrative Expenses $348,739
   Fundraising Expenses $348,733
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,188,315
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $431,695
   
Net Assets $808,273

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 Engagement $944,200 63.3%
Leadership Development $308,798 20.7%
Issue Advocacy $122,526 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 87.82 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 84.19 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 81.84 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.48 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 83.18 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 81.22 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 20-1350252
Name in IRS Master File VOTO LATINO INC
NTEE Code R22
NTEE Classification Minority Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 September, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,044 7.40% Maria Teresa Kumar President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Voto Latino (DC) 87.82 three stars
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 95.96 four stars
Public Advocates (CA) 89.00 three stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.34 four stars
Corporate Accountability (MA) 93.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Voto Latino
1300 L Street NW
Suite 975
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 386-6374
EIN: 20-1350252

Mail donations to:
PO Box 35608
Washington, DC 20033

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Board Leadership

Brandon Hernandez and Sonal Shah
Co-Chairs

CEO

Maria Teresa Kumar
President & CEO

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