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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Equal Rights Center

Advancing civil rights

two stars

79.70

820 First Street NE Suite LL 160
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (866) 549-0009   Web Site
EIN: 52-1297949

Board Leadership
Robert Dinerstein
President

CEO
Melvina C. Ford
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.70 two stars
  Financial 72.44 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

two stars

72.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
67.3%
  Administrative Expenses 30.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth -4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
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) 79.70 two stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 96.32 four stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 87.17 three stars
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 100.00 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 91.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $151,750
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $467,401
Total Contributions $619,151
   Program Service Revenue $1,071,313
Total Primary Revenue $1,690,464
   Other Revenue $13,966
TOTAL REVENUE $1,704,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $967,294
   Administrative Expenses $255,076
   Fundraising Expenses $26,854
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,249,224
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $455,206
   
Net Assets $1,645,099

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 79.70 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 77.75 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 81.59 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 78.04 two stars
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]
Ruling Date January, 1985
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,115 11.61% Melvina C. Ford Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Equal Rights Center (DC) 79.70 two stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
American Immigration Council (DC) 94.52 four stars
Young America's Foundation (VA) 91.35 four stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 95.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Equal Rights Center
820 First Street NE
Suite LL 160
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (866) 549-0009
fax: (202) 234-3062
EIN: 52-1297949

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Board Leadership

Robert Dinerstein
President

CEO

Melvina C. Ford
Executive Director

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