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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

MapLight

Revealing money's influence on politics

three stars

85.59

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 85.59 three stars
  Financial 80.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

80.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MapLight (CA) 85.59 three stars
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.55 three stars
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.14 four stars
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 90.86 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 92.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,534,300
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,534,300
   Program Service Revenue $257,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,791,300
   Other Revenue $9,859
TOTAL REVENUE $1,801,159
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,716,574
   Administrative Expenses $237,734
   Fundraising Expenses $361,575
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,315,883
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-514,724
   
Net Assets $613,529

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
Money and Influence $1,407,723 82.0%
Voter's Edge Guide $308,851 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.59 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.96 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$208,589 9.00% Daniel G. Newman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MapLight (CA) 85.59 three stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 97.17 four stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 91.89 four stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 91.09 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 92.07 four 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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