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Native American Rights Fund

Standing Firm For Justice

three stars

86.46

1506 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302
tel: (303) 447-8760   Web Site
EIN: 84-0611876

Board Leadership
Moses K. N. Haia, III
Board Chairman

CEO
John E. Echohawk
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.46 three stars
  Financial 81.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. NARF's practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues. Throughout its history, NARF has impacted tens of thousands of Indian people in its work for more than 250 tribes.

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. NARF's practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues. Throughout its history, NARF has impacted tens of thousands of Indian people in its work for more than 250 tribes.

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Financial

three stars

81.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native American Rights Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native American Rights Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.46 three stars
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.65 four stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 94.72 four stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 86.86 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,001,923
   Federated Campaigns $36,239
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $143,588
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,464,441
Total Contributions $9,646,191
   Program Service Revenue $2,028,322
Total Primary Revenue $11,674,513
   Other Revenue $380,854
TOTAL REVENUE $12,055,367
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,112,634
   Administrative Expenses $861,057
   Fundraising Expenses $1,711,637
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,685,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,370,039
   
Net Assets $21,213,252

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
Defending and Promoting Legal Rights for Indians $7,749,780 95.5%
National Indian Law Library $362,854 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 86.46 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 92.75 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 87.23 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 94.83 four stars
2012-09 06/01/2013 91.53 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 75.14 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.40 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 61.87 one star
2008-09 08/01/2009 71.08 two stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 74.11 two stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 66.35 one star
2005-09 09/01/2006 62.18 one star
2004-09 07/01/2005 77.72 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 74.72 two stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 78.32 two stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 80.23 three stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 64.42 one star

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

EIN 84-0611876
Name in IRS Master File NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND
NTEE Code R22
NTEE Classification Minority Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(59) Other school related 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 July, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$215,800 2.01% John Echohawk Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.46 three stars
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.65 four stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 94.72 four stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 86.86 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
tel: (303) 447-8760
fax: (303) 443-7776
EIN: 84-0611876

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Board Leadership

Moses K. N. Haia, III
Board Chairman

CEO

John E. Echohawk
Executive Director

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