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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: (212) 980-0120   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.

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

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 87.74 three stars
Encompass (WA) 88.22 three stars
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 90.90 four stars
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (DC) 92.38 four stars
North Fulton Child Development Association (GA) 92.19 four stars

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Comic Relief was established to raise money and awareness to help combat poverty in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. Comic Relief makes grants to charity partners in line with its vision of a just world free from poverty. As well as running fundraising campaigns such as Red Nose Day, Comic Relief is also the charity behind other campaigns such as British Airways' Flying Start in the U.S. and the first Idol Gives Back in 2007.

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]
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

Comic Relief was established to raise money and awareness to help combat poverty in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. Comic Relief makes grants to charity partners in line with its vision of a just world free from poverty. As well as running fundraising campaigns such as Red Nose Day, Comic Relief is also the charity behind other campaigns such as British Airways' Flying Start in the U.S. and the first Idol Gives Back in 2007.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 87.74 three stars
All Our Kin (CT) 91.90 four stars
Center for Development Services (SC) 91.42 four stars
West Valley Child Crisis Center (AZ) 90.78 four stars
Home of the Innocents (KY) 89.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Comic Relief Inc.
488 Madison Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 980-0120
EIN: 01-0885377

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Board Leadership

Kevin Cahill
President

CEO

Janet Scardino
Chief Executive Officer

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