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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Equal Rights Center

Advancing civil rights

three stars

88.14

11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (866) 719-4372   Web Site
EIN: 52-1297949

Board Leadership
Robert Dinerstein
President

CEO
Melvina C. Ford
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14 three stars
  Financial 92.50 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

92.50

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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 50.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Equal Rights Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Equal Rights Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Equal Rights Center (DC) 88.14 three stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 94.07 four stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 95.76 four stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 85.56 three stars
First Liberty Institute (TX) 89.00 three stars

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The Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil-rights organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunity in housing, employment, and access to public accommodations and government services through education, research, testing, advocacy, and enforcement. The ERC works with all populations, and has dedicated programs and activities in immigrant rights, disability rights, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Today, the ERC stands as one of the few organizations in the United States that engages in comprehensive civil-rights investigation and advocacy for all protected classes under both federal and local law. The ERC helps thousands of individuals each year through civil rights testing and investigations, advocacy, and education and outreach activities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,287,765
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $541,045
Total Contributions $3,828,810
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,828,810
   Other Revenue $706,565
TOTAL REVENUE $4,535,375
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,466,198
   Administrative Expenses $408,499
   Fundraising Expenses $106,161
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,980,858
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-445,483
   
Net Assets $1,124,269

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.14 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 52-1297949
Name in IRS Master File THE EQUAL RIGHTS CENTER
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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]
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$105,750 2.12% Melvina C. Ford Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$108,000 2.16% Melissa Rothstein Deputy Director
$38,204 0.76% Donald L. Kahil Former Executive Director

The Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil-rights organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunity in housing, employment, and access to public accommodations and government services through education, research, testing, advocacy, and enforcement. The ERC works with all populations, and has dedicated programs and activities in immigrant rights, disability rights, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Today, the ERC stands as one of the few organizations in the United States that engages in comprehensive civil-rights investigation and advocacy for all protected classes under both federal and local law. The ERC helps thousands of individuals each year through civil rights testing and investigations, advocacy, and education and outreach activities.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Equal Rights Center (DC) 88.14 three stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 91.57 four stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 86.84 three stars
American Family Association (MS) 96.66 four stars
Race Forward (NY) 89.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Equal Rights Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (866) 719-4372
fax: (202) 234-3106
EIN: 52-1297949

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Board Leadership

Robert Dinerstein
President

CEO

Melvina C. Ford
Executive Director

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