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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

MapLight

Revealing money's influence on politics

four stars

94.48

2223 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 868-0894   Web Site
EIN: 33-1094233

Board Leadership
Doug Edwards & Melanie Sloan
Co-Chairs

CEO
Daniel G. Newman
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.48 four stars
  Financial 93.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MapLight is a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics. We research and compile data about the sources of campaign contributions in U.S. presidential, congressional, state, and local ballot and candidate elections. We provide journalists and citizens with transparency tools that connect data on campaign contributions, politicians, legislative votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence never before possible to see. These tools allow users to gain unique insights into how campaign contributions affect policy so they can draw their own conclusions about how money influences our political system.

MapLight is a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics. We research and compile data about the sources of campaign contributions in U.S. presidential, congressional, state, and local ballot and candidate elections. We provide journalists and citizens with transparency tools that connect data on campaign contributions, politicians, legislative votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence never before possible to see. These tools allow users to gain unique insights into how campaign contributions affect policy so they can draw their own conclusions about how money influences our political system.

Financial

four stars

93.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 36.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MapLight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MapLight on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MapLight (CA) 94.48 four stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 86.44 three stars
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 95.07 four stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 90.55 four stars
Every Voice Center (DC) 95.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,836,949
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,836,949
   Program Service Revenue $192,098
Total Primary Revenue $3,029,047
   Other Revenue $9,695
TOTAL REVENUE $3,038,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,023,146
   Administrative Expenses $191,048
   Fundraising Expenses $256,625
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,470,819
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $567,923
   
Net Assets $2,364,762

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
Voter's Edge Guide $1,038,685 51.3%
Campaign Contribution Transparency Website $984,461 48.7%

Ratings History
MapLight has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.48 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 92.18 four 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 33-1094233
Name in IRS Master File MAPLIGHT
NTEE Code W22
NTEE Classification Public Finance, Taxation, Monetary Policy
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational 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 April, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,370 7.94% Daniel Newman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MapLight (CA) 94.48 four stars
Every Voice Center (DC) 95.99 four stars
Government Accountability Project (DC) 86.11 three stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 89.86 three stars
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 85.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MapLight
2223 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 868-0894
EIN: 33-1094233

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Board Leadership

Doug Edwards & Melanie Sloan
Co-Chairs

CEO

Daniel G. Newman
President

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