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Amnesty International USA

Action for human rights. Hope for humanity.

three stars

81.97

Five Penn Plaza 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 807-8400   Web Site
EIN: 52-0851555

Board Leadership
Aniket Shah
Board Chair

CEO
Margaret Huang
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.97 three stars
  Financial 74.69 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International. Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International (AI) is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 7 million members and supporters worldwide. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International. Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International (AI) is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 7 million members and supporters worldwide. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

Financial

two stars

74.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amnesty International USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amnesty International USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amnesty International USA (NY) 81.97 three stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 90.09 four stars
The Center for Justice and Accountability (CA) 90.79 four stars
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 96.46 four stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 90.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,723,715
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $38,723,715
   Program Service Revenue $64,009
Total Primary Revenue $38,787,724
   Other Revenue $587,239
TOTAL REVENUE $39,374,963
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,221,138
   Administrative Expenses $2,108,876
   Fundraising Expenses $6,340,543
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,670,557
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,704,406
   
Net Assets $21,422,107

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
International Program $9,846,517 33.7%
Policy, Advocacy, and Membership Mobilization $9,829,268 33.6%
Strategic Communications and Digital Initiatives Program $5,572,355 19.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.97 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 83.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.06 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 69.94 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.69 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.76 two stars
2011-09 04/01/2013 72.80 two stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 72.35 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 72.88 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 59.28 one star
2008-09 03/01/2010 72.80 two stars
2007-09 06/01/2009 86.74 three stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 77.30 two stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 79.43 two stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 65.52 one star
2003-09 09/01/2004 79.48 two stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 77.04 two stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 90.21 four stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 91.44 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 52-0851555
Name in IRS Master File AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL OF THE USA 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 (200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL OF THE USA INC
Ruling Date November, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$246,323 0.65% Margaret Huang Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$258,084 0.68% Steven Hawkins Former Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amnesty International USA (NY) 81.97 three stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 92.24 four stars
Equality Now (NY) 94.13 four stars
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Amnesty International USA
Five Penn Plaza
16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 807-8400
fax: (212) 627-1451
EIN: 52-0851555

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Board Leadership

Aniket Shah
Board Chair

CEO

Margaret Huang
Executive Director

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