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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Shifting resources away from punishment and towards opportunities.

three stars

89.69

1419 34th Avenue Suite 202
Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 428-3939   Web Site
EIN: 94-3252009

Board Leadership
Phillip Sanders
Board Chair

CEO
Zach Norris
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.69 three stars
  Financial 90.45 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights was founded in 1996 by Van Jones and Diana Frappier. Throughout our history, we have engaged in campaigns related to civic engagement, violence prevention, the green jobs movement, juvenile justice, and police brutality. The Ella Baker Center works locally, statewide, and nationally to shift resources away from prisons and punishment and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. We believe that what you water grows. That's why we mobilize everyday people to build power and prosperity in our communities.

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights was founded in 1996 by Van Jones and Diana Frappier. Throughout our history, we have engaged in campaigns related to civic engagement, violence prevention, the green jobs movement, juvenile justice, and police brutality. The Ella Baker Center works locally, statewide, and nationally to shift resources away from prisons and punishment and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. We believe that what you water grows. That's why we mobilize everyday people to build power and prosperity in our communities.

Financial

four stars

90.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.03
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,048,261
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,048,261
   Program Service Revenue $16,118
Total Primary Revenue $5,064,379
   Other Revenue $93,841
TOTAL REVENUE $5,158,220
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,568,751
   Administrative Expenses $194,415
   Fundraising Expenses $226,174
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,989,340
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,168,880
   
Net Assets $10,468,907

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
Audit of County Sheriff $972,005 62.0%
Restore Oakland $578,459 36.9%
Regional Narrative Change Project $18,287 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 08/01/2020 89.69 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 94-3252009
Name in IRS Master File ELLA BAKER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
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 September, 1999
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
$100,500 5.05% Zachary Norris Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
1419 34th Avenue
Suite 202
Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 428-3939
EIN: 94-3252009

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Board Leadership

Phillip Sanders
Board Chair

CEO

Zach Norris
Executive Director

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