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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

People For the American Way Foundation

Preserving the fundamental values that define the American way

two stars

78.96

1101 15th Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 467-4999   Web Site
EIN: 13-3065716

Board Leadership
Lara Bergthold
Chair

CEO
Michael Keegan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.96 two stars
  Financial 77.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

People For the American Way Foundation conducts research, legal, and education work on behalf of First Amendment freedoms and democratic values; monitors, exposes, and challenges the Religious Right movement and its political allies; identifies, trains, and supports the next generation of progressive leaders through its Young People For youth leadership programs and its Young Elected Officials Network; and carries out nonpartisan voter education, registration, civic participation, and election protection activities.

People For the American Way Foundation conducts research, legal, and education work on behalf of First Amendment freedoms and democratic values; monitors, exposes, and challenges the Religious Right movement and its political allies; identifies, trains, and supports the next generation of progressive leaders through its Young People For youth leadership programs and its Young Elected Officials Network; and carries out nonpartisan voter education, registration, civic participation, and election protection activities.

Financial

two stars

77.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.62
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People For the American Way Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People For the American Way Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People For the American Way Foundation (DC) 78.96 two stars
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 97.11 four stars
New York Immigration Coalition (NY) 90.17 four stars
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (DC) 89.38 three stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,081,533
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,046
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,096,579
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,096,579
   Other Revenue $30,994
TOTAL REVENUE $5,127,573
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,562,571
   Administrative Expenses $451,174
   Fundraising Expenses $841,970
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,855,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $271,858
   
Net Assets $8,329,166

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
Leadership Development $2,229,297 62.5%
Public Information and Member/Civic Engagement $546,449 15.3%
Legal and Public Policy $428,597 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 78.96 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 80.31 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 81.02 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 89.30 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 88.32 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.27 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.47 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 63.83 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 67.18 one star
2007-12 12/17/2008 90.31 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 90.75 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 91.04 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 91.56 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 79.93 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 93.43 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.85 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 95.48 four stars

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

EIN 13-3065716
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (908) Patriotic 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, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$163,472 3.36% Michael B. Keegan President $163,472

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People For the American Way Foundation (DC) 78.96 two stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 85.22 three stars
Advocates International (VA) 91.57 four stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 91.57 four stars
Operation HOPE (CA) 92.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

People For the American Way Foundation
1101 15th Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 467-4999
fax: (202) 293-2672
EIN: 13-3065716

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Board Leadership

Lara Bergthold
Chair

CEO

Michael Keegan
President

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