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Native American Rights Fund

Standing Firm For Justice

83.93

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

Board Leadership
Lacey A. Horn
Board Chairwoman

CEO
John E. Echohawk
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.93
  Financial 77.48
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

77.48

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
69.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.55
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Native American Rights Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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) 83.93
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 96.17
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 96.46
AISES (NM) 89.77
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.81

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,898,067
   Federated Campaigns $6,816
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,767,617
Total Contributions $10,672,500
   Program Service Revenue $479,327
Total Primary Revenue $11,151,827
   Other Revenue $1,906,020
TOTAL REVENUE $13,057,847
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $8,078,801
   Administrative Expenses $1,315,323
   Fundraising Expenses $3,344,529
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,738,653
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $319,194
   
Net Assets $44,426,252

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 $8,311,609 96.5%
National Indian Law Library $299,671 3.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 83.93
2018-09 07/01/2019 86.37
2017-09 08/01/2018 83.92
2016-09 11/01/2017 86.46
2015-09 10/01/2016 92.75
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.46
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 87.23
2013-09 09/01/2014 94.83
2012-09 06/01/2013 91.53
2011-09 07/01/2012 75.14
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 61.87
2008-09 08/01/2009 71.08
2007-09 06/01/2008 74.11
2006-09 06/01/2007 66.35
2005-09 09/01/2006 62.18
2004-09 07/01/2005 77.72
2003-09 08/01/2004 74.72
2002-09 08/01/2003 78.32
2001-09 10/15/2002 80.23

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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,932 1.78% John Echohawk Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 83.93
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.81
AISES (NM) 89.77
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 96.17
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 96.46

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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

Lacey A. Horn
Board Chairwoman

CEO

John E. Echohawk
Executive Director

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