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Just Associates

Building women's collective power for justice

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four stars

90.86

2040 S Street 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 232-1211   Web Site
EIN: 06-1597668

Board Leadership
Joanne Sandler and Amina Doherty
Co-Chairs

CEO
Lisa Veneklasen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.86 four stars
  Financial 93.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Just Associates (JASS) is dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just, sustainable world for all. Our feminist movement-building and popular education strategies combine innovative learning, organizing, communications and action that equip and energize activists, expand alliances and mobilize women's movements for greater political influence and to ensure the safety of activists in an increasingly risky world. Founded in 2002 as a community of practice by activists, popular educators and scholars from 13 countries, JASS generates cutting-edge knowledge about power, movements and change to shape the theory, practice and policies for advancing women's rights and democratic change. Working with women and diverse organizations in 27 countries, JASS' agile regional and international structure and processes are designed to support grassroots organizing as well as local-to-global solidarity and action, placing frontline activists and agendas at the heart of our social justice work.

Just Associates (JASS) is dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just, sustainable world for all. Our feminist movement-building and popular education strategies combine innovative learning, organizing, communications and action that equip and energize activists, expand alliances and mobilize women's movements for greater political influence and to ensure the safety of activists in an increasingly risky world. Founded in 2002 as a community of practice by activists, popular educators and scholars from 13 countries, JASS generates cutting-edge knowledge about power, movements and change to shape the theory, practice and policies for advancing women's rights and democratic change. Working with women and diverse organizations in 27 countries, JASS' agile regional and international structure and processes are designed to support grassroots organizing as well as local-to-global solidarity and action, placing frontline activists and agendas at the heart of our social justice work.

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Financial

four stars

93.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.99
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Just Associates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Just Associates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Just Associates (DC) 90.86 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $815,671
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $815,671
   Program Service Revenue $98,071
Total Primary Revenue $913,742
   Other Revenue $26,150
TOTAL REVENUE $939,892
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,646,145
   Administrative Expenses $309,249
   Fundraising Expenses $97,376
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,052,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,112,878
   
Net Assets $5,673,318

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
Cross Regional Knowledge $832,760 31.5%
Meso America $763,208 28.8%
Southern Africa $656,434 24.8%

Ratings History
Just Associates has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.86 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.86 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 91.62 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 06-1597668
Name in IRS Master File JUST ASSOCIATES INC
NTEE Code R24
NTEE Classification Women's Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 2001
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
$92,646 3.03% Lisa Veneklasen Executive Director

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Just Associates (DC) 90.86 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Just Associates
2040 S Street
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 232-1211
fax: (202) 232-4715
EIN: 06-1597668

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Board Leadership

Joanne Sandler and Amina Doherty
Co-Chairs

CEO

Lisa Veneklasen
Executive Director

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