International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Human Rights First

American ideals. Universal values.

three stars

88.72

75 Broad Street 31st Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 845-5200   Web Site
EIN: 13-3116646

Board Leadership
William D. Zabel and Tom A. Bernstein
Co-Chairs

CEO
Michael Breen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.72 three stars
  Financial 84.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don't, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

We know that it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For over 30 years, we've built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle issues that demand American leadership.

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don't, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

We know that it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For over 30 years, we've built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle issues that demand American leadership.

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Financial

three stars

84.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth -6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,796,424
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,821,762
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $520,000
Total Contributions $16,138,186
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,138,186
   Other Revenue $382,544
TOTAL REVENUE $16,520,730
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,244,249
   Administrative Expenses $1,103,098
   Fundraising Expenses $927,998
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,275,345
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,245,385
   
Net Assets $8,436,680

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$51,297 0.49% Michael Breen President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$264,166 2.57% Elisa Massimino President & CEO

Mission

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don't, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

We know that it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For over 30 years, we've built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle issues that demand American leadership.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights First (NY) 88.72 three stars
Beyond Borders (DC) 92.92 four stars
Center for Justice and International Law (DC) 93.09 four stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46 four stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 86.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Human Rights First
75 Broad Street
31st Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 845-5200
fax: (212) 845-5299
EIN: 13-3116646

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Board Leadership

William D. Zabel and Tom A. Bernstein
Co-Chairs

CEO

Michael Breen
President, CEO