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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Liberty in North Korea

We work with the people to accelerate change.

four stars

91.73

236 East Third Street Suite 210
Long Beach, CA 90802
tel: (310) 212-7190   Web Site
EIN: 73-1710135

Board Leadership
Justin Wheeler
Chair

CEO
Hannah Song
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.73 four stars
  Financial 89.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Liberty in North Korea's main purpose is to work alongside the North Korean people to accelerate change by focusing in two main strategic areas: working directly with North Korean refugees, and changing the way the world views North Korea.

Liberty in North Korea's main purpose is to work alongside the North Korean people to accelerate change by focusing in two main strategic areas: working directly with North Korean refugees, and changing the way the world views North Korea.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
326
Number of advocate or trained spokesperson citations in the media
104
Number of participants engaged in programs
160
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Liberty in North Korea on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Liberty in North Korea on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Liberty in North Korea (CA) 91.73 four stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46 four stars
Women's Learning Partnership (MD) 89.70 three stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 88.73 three stars
International Justice Mission (DC) 85.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,350,007
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $802,228
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,152,235
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,152,235
   Other Revenue $-3,843
TOTAL REVENUE $4,148,392
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,649,169
   Administrative Expenses $411,700
   Fundraising Expenses $463,225
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,524,094
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $624,298
   
Net Assets $2,162,436

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
Direct Humanitarian Assistance to North Korean Refugees $1,549,561 58.5%
Changing the Narrative $951,705 35.9%
Research and Strategy $147,903 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 91.73 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 88.50 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 83.87 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 75.25 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 72.71 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 80.19 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 73-1710135
Name in IRS Master File LIBERTY IN NORTH KOREA
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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, 2005
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
$105,954 3.00% Hannah Song CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Liberty in North Korea (CA) 91.73 four stars
Refugees International (DC) 95.77 four stars
International Center for Journalists (DC) 95.36 four stars
HIAS (MD) 87.45 three stars
Human Rights First (NY) 88.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Liberty in North Korea
236 East Third Street
Suite 210
Long Beach, CA 90802
tel: (310) 212-7190
fax: (202) 540-9918
EIN: 73-1710135

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Board Leadership

Justin Wheeler
Chair

CEO

Hannah Song
President, CEO

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