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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Sentry

War crimes shouldn't pay

four stars

92.22

1420 K Street NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
  Web Site
EIN: 20-8827879

Board Leadership
George Clooney
President

CEO
John Prendergast
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa's deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry's partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.

Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa's deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry's partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.27
  Program Expenses Growth 44.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sentry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sentry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sentry (DC) 92.22 four stars
Beyond Borders (PA) 92.92 four stars
Invisible Children (DC) 88.61 three stars
International Justice Mission (DC) 85.64 three stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 90.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,505,452
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $827,025
Total Contributions $3,332,477
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,332,477
   Other Revenue $47,371
TOTAL REVENUE $3,379,848
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,053,851
   Administrative Expenses $105,990
   Fundraising Expenses $72,137
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,231,978
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $147,870
   
Net Assets $6,326,556

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.39 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 80.46 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 20-8827879
Name in IRS Master File THESENTRY ORG INC
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 December, 2007
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
$59,400 1.83% John Prendergast Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sentry (DC) 92.22 four stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 88.73 three stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46 four stars
Polaris (DC) 89.03 three stars
A Jewish Voice for Peace (CA) 88.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Sentry
1420 K Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
EIN: 20-8827879

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Board Leadership

George Clooney
President

CEO

John Prendergast
Executive Director

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