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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Human Rights First

American ideals. Universal values.

90.39

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

Board Leadership
Mona Sutphen & Michael K. Rozen
Co-Chairs

CEO
Michael Breen
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.39
  Financial 86.41
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

86.41

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth -7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights First (NY) 90.39
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (CA) 97.17
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 93.18
EarthRights International (DC) 99.61
WITNESS (NY) 87.95

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,355,737
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,494,118
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $975,000
Total Contributions $13,824,855
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,824,855
   Other Revenue $509,117
TOTAL REVENUE $14,333,972
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,516,513
   Administrative Expenses $1,049,182
   Fundraising Expenses $848,656
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,414,351
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,919,621
   
Net Assets $12,639,390

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
Refugee Protection/Asylum $5,580,427 65.5%
Advancing a Values-Based Foreign Policy $865,886 10.2%
National Security $765,690 9.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 90.39
2018-12 11/01/2019 88.72
2017-12 05/01/2019 80.00
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.20
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.80
2015-12 03/01/2017 89.06
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.83
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 92.89
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.27
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.55
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.38
2010-05 09/20/2011 85.66
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 80.07
2009-05 05/01/2010 85.18
2008-05 06/01/2009 88.10
2007-05 05/01/2008 92.31
2006-05 02/01/2007 90.93
2005-05 03/01/2006 74.60
2004-05 05/01/2005 78.37
2003-05 11/01/2004 87.06

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

EIN 13-3116646
Name in IRS Master File HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational 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 July, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,835 2.36% Michael Breen President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights First (NY) 90.39
Asylum Access (CA) 88.13
V-Day (CA) 93.88
Just Detention International (CA) 96.46
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46

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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

Mona Sutphen & Michael K. Rozen
Co-Chairs

CEO

Michael Breen
President, CEO

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