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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Muslim Advocates

Promoting Freedom & Justice For All

three stars

80.16

P.O. Box 71080 Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 692-1484   Web Site
EIN: 30-0298794

Board Leadership
Awais Sufi
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Farhana Khera
President & Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.16 three stars
  Financial 74.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

74.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
64.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Muslim Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Muslim Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Muslim Advocates (CA) 80.16 three stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 90.63 four stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 94.26 four stars

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Muslim Advocates envisions a world in which equality, liberty, and justice are guaranteed for all, regardless of faith, and in which the Muslim American legal community is vital to promoting and protecting these values. In pursuit of this vision, Muslim Advocates' mission is to promote equality, liberty, and justice for all by providing leadership through legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education, and by serving as a legal resource to promote the full and meaningful participation of Muslims in American public life.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,245,541
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $465,058
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,710,599
   Program Service Revenue $3,860
Total Primary Revenue $1,714,459
   Other Revenue $-45,343
TOTAL REVENUE $1,669,116
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,094,373
   Administrative Expenses $147,698
   Fundraising Expenses $427,274
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,669,345
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-229
   
Net Assets $926,031

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
Countering Anti-Muslim Hate $494,368 45.2%
Ending Racial and Religious Profiling $454,644 41.5%
Strengthening Muslim Charities & Charitable Giving $145,361 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 80.16 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 79.92 two 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 30-0298794
Name in IRS Master File MUSLIM ADVOCATES
NTEE Code R30
NTEE Classification Intergroup, Race Relations
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
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 January, 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
$125,004 7.48% Farhana Khera President, Executive Director

Muslim Advocates envisions a world in which equality, liberty, and justice are guaranteed for all, regardless of faith, and in which the Muslim American legal community is vital to promoting and protecting these values. In pursuit of this vision, Muslim Advocates' mission is to promote equality, liberty, and justice for all by providing leadership through legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education, and by serving as a legal resource to promote the full and meaningful participation of Muslims in American public life.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Muslim Advocates (CA) 80.16 three stars
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 88.46 three stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 86.84 three stars
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MA) 86.86 three stars
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 92.48 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Muslim Advocates
P.O. Box 71080
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 692-1484
EIN: 30-0298794

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Board Leadership

Awais Sufi
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Farhana Khera
President & Executive Director

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