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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

Comic Relief Inc.

Driving positive change through the power of entertainment

three stars

87.74

488 Madison Avenue 10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (488) 844-5246   Web Site
EIN: 01-0885377

Board Leadership
Kevin Cahill
President

CEO
Janet Scardino
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.74 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In line with its vision, Comic Relief USA makes grants to charity partners that support people living in poverty in America and some of the poorest communities in the world. In addition to running fundraising campaigns such as Red Nose Day, Comic Relief USA is also the charity behind other campaigns such as Idol Gives Back, Hand in Hand: a Benefit for Hurricane Relief, and British Airways' Flying Start in the USA.
Comic Relief USA's aim is to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice. To drive this change, Comic Relief USA delivers grants to charity partners that support people living in poverty in America and some of the poorest communities in the world.


In line with its vision, Comic Relief USA makes grants to charity partners that support people living in poverty in America and some of the poorest communities in the world. In addition to running fundraising campaigns such as Red Nose Day, Comic Relief USA is also the charity behind other campaigns such as Idol Gives Back, Hand in Hand: a Benefit for Hurricane Relief, and British Airways' Flying Start in the USA.
Comic Relief USA's aim is to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice. To drive this change, Comic Relief USA delivers grants to charity partners that support people living in poverty in America and some of the poorest communities in the world.


Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 203.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Comic Relief Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Comic Relief Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 87.74 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 93.55 four stars
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 91.59 four stars
Community Partners of Dallas (TX) 89.63 three stars
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,168,143
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $24,168,143
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $24,168,143
   Other Revenue $1,677
TOTAL REVENUE $24,169,820
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,469,242
   Administrative Expenses $194,310
   Fundraising Expenses $2,222,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,886,286
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $283,534
   
Net Assets $2,112,812

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
Red Nose Day $21,161,959 98.6%
Flying Start Fund $307,283 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 87.74 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 01-0885377
Name in IRS Master File COMIC RELIEF INC
NTEE Code T12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 March, 2007
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 87.74 three stars
Neighborhood House, Louisville (KY) 92.83 four stars
Community Storehouse (TX) 88.01 three stars
Charity Newsies (OH) 92.15 four stars
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 90.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Comic Relief Inc.
488 Madison Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (488) 844-5246
EIN: 01-0885377

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Board Leadership

Kevin Cahill
President

CEO

Janet Scardino
Chief Executive Officer

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