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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Human Rights Watch

Defending and protecting human rights

94.66

350 Fifth Avenue 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 290-4700   Web Site
EIN: 13-2875808

Board Leadership
Hassan Elmasry & Joel Motley
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kenneth Roth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.66
  Financial 93.08
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

93.08

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.89
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Watch (NY) 94.66
International Justice Mission (DC) 92.15
HIAS (MD) 95.87
Just Detention International (CA) 100.00
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 94.79

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Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $56,035,960
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,185,376
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $68,221,336
   Program Service Revenue $33,093
Total Primary Revenue $68,254,429
   Other Revenue $5,960,454
TOTAL REVENUE $74,214,883
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,458,550
   Administrative Expenses $4,938,706
   Fundraising Expenses $10,248,758
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $66,646,014
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,568,869
   
Net Assets $241,604,108

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
Africa Division of HRW $6,263,768 12.2%
Asia Division of HRW $5,850,874 11.4%
Europe & Central Asia Division of HRW $4,693,161 9.1%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.76
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.47
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.62
2011-06 06/01/2012 91.80
2010-06 10/01/2011 87.87
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.07
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 79.83
2009-06 06/01/2010 90.31
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.16
2007-06 02/01/2009 90.24
2006-06 05/01/2007 88.79
2005-03 01/01/2006 86.21
2004-03 01/05/2005 89.77
2003-03 05/01/2004 80.47
2002-03 02/05/2003 92.67

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

EIN 13-2875808
Name in IRS Master File HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH 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 (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 November, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011
  • June, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$449,018 0.67% Kenneth Roth Executive Director

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Watch (NY) 94.66
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 89.72
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 91.45
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 88.14
Equality Now (NY) 91.43

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Charity Contact Info

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 290-4700
fax: (212) 736-1300
EIN: 13-2875808

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Board Leadership

Hassan Elmasry & Joel Motley
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kenneth Roth
Executive Director

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