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

Comic Relief Inc.

Driving positive change through the power of entertainment

four stars

90.71

28 Liberty Street 35th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (488) 844-5246   Web Site
EIN: 01-0885377

Board Leadership
John Makinson
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Alison Moore
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,148,605
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $52,148,605
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $52,148,605
   Other Revenue $192,800
TOTAL REVENUE $52,341,405
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $42,348,602
   Administrative Expenses $2,409,334
   Fundraising Expenses $4,011,904
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,769,840
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,571,565
   
Net Assets $8,863,675

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,281 0.19% Alison Moore Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$172,316 0.35% Janet Scardino Former CEO

Mission

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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Charity Contact Info

Comic Relief Inc.
28 Liberty Street
35th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (488) 844-5246
EIN: 01-0885377

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Board Leadership

John Makinson
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Alison Moore
Chief Executive Officer