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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Comic Relief Inc.

Driving positive change through the power of entertainment

three stars

89.02

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

Board Leadership
John Makinson
Acting Chair

CEO
Janet Scardino
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.


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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 417.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.7%
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) 89.02 three stars
Infant Crisis Services (OK) 92.89 four stars
NW Children's Foundation (WA) 86.10 three stars
Roca (MA) 92.13 four stars
Pendleton Place (SC) 93.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $94,120,039
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $94,120,039
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $94,120,039
   Other Revenue $14,935
TOTAL REVENUE $94,134,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $86,056,341
   Administrative Expenses $1,471,061
   Fundraising Expenses $4,381,688
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $91,909,090
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,225,884
   
Net Assets $7,501,529

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
Hurricane Relief Benefit $48,865,265 56.8%
Red Nose Day $36,965,941 43.0%
Flying Start Fund $225,135 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.50 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$293,268 0.31% Janet Scardino Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 89.02 three stars
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 89.30 three stars
Judi's House (CO) 95.19 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

John Makinson
Acting Chair

CEO

Janet Scardino
Chief Executive Officer

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