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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

CN Advisory: Low Concern

Muslim Advocates

Promoting Freedom & Justice For All

87.03

P.O. Box 34440 Washington, DC 20043
tel: (202) 897-2622   Web Site
EIN: 30-0298794

Board Leadership
Rashid Alvi
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Farah Brelvi & Asifa Quraishi-Landes
Interim Co-Executive Directors

 
 

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.03
  Financial 82.10
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

82.10

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

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)
66.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 28.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,568,471
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $218,255
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,786,726
   Program Service Revenue $45,228
Total Primary Revenue $1,831,954
   Other Revenue $-135,803
TOTAL REVENUE $1,696,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,307,386
   Administrative Expenses $196,260
   Fundraising Expenses $743,417
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,247,063
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,550,912
   
Net Assets $2,715,492

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
Legal Advocacy $1,118,001 48.4%
Public Advocacy $595,713 25.8%
Policy Engagement and Outreach $588,890 25.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 87.03
-- 08/09/2021 --Low Concern Advisory

On July 29, 2021, The Washington Post reported on the operations of Muslim Advocates, in an article titled, "As Muslim Advocates founder resigns, former staffers allege hostile workplace." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory on Muslim Advocates. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The Washington Post article.

2018-12 05/01/2020 88.15
2017-12 11/01/2019 86.36
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.10
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.42
2015-12 07/01/2017 80.16
2014-12 09/01/2016 79.92

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)
(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
$181,091 5.57% Farhana Khera President and Executive Director

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American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 93.14

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Charity Contact Info

Muslim Advocates
P.O. Box 34440
Washington, DC 20043
tel: (202) 897-2622
EIN: 30-0298794

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Board Leadership

Rashid Alvi
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Farah Brelvi & Asifa Quraishi-Landes
Interim Co-Executive Directors

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