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Points of Light

We bring the power of people where it's needed most.

two stars

75.64

600 Means Street Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (404) 979-2900   Web Site
EIN: 65-0206641

Board Leadership
Neil Bush
Chair

CEO
Natalye Paquin
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.64 two stars
  Financial 66.27 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most.

Under the Points of Light umbrella, you'll find the Daily Point of Light Award, the Corporate Institute, generationOn, the HandsOn Network, AmeriCorps Alums, the Conference on Volunteering and Service, All for Good, the Civic Accelerator, ServiceWorks, the Financial Opportunity Corps, and more. Check it out at www.pointsoflight.org.

Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most.

Under the Points of Light umbrella, you'll find the Daily Point of Light Award, the Corporate Institute, generationOn, the HandsOn Network, AmeriCorps Alums, the Conference on Volunteering and Service, All for Good, the Civic Accelerator, ServiceWorks, the Financial Opportunity Corps, and more. Check it out at www.pointsoflight.org.

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Financial

one star

66.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 69.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Points of Light on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Points of Light on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback
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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Points of Light (GA) 75.64 two stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
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Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 90.17 four stars
SBP (LA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $879,492
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,220,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,099,492
   Program Service Revenue $18,849,262
Total Primary Revenue $20,948,754
   Other Revenue $343,125
TOTAL REVENUE $21,291,879
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,262,499
   Administrative Expenses $3,579,036
   Fundraising Expenses $948,159
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,789,694
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,502,185
   
Net Assets $4,015,937

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
Capacity Building $5,505,562 36.1%
Corporate Solutions $4,446,449 29.1%
Youth and Family Programs $2,813,555 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 75.64 two stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 77.58 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 80.39 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 81.50 three stars
2014-09 02/01/2017 80.68 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 78.70 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 75.15 two stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 78.62 two stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 78.66 two stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 93.32 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 92.18 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 87.62 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 05/01/2011 81.95 three stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 90.06 four stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 93.24 four stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 93.40 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 94.02 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 76.82 two stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 76.01 two stars
2002-09 11/01/2003 85.74 three 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 65-0206641
Name in IRS Master File POINTS OF LIGHT FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T40
NTEE Classification Voluntarism Promotion
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 May, 1991
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
$116,953 0.59% Natalye Paquin CEO/President
Other Salaries of Note
$321,048 1.62% Tracy Hoover Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Points of Light (GA) 75.64 two stars
New York Cares (NY) 89.98 three stars
WhyHunger (NY) 94.35 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 90.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Points of Light
600 Means Street
Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (404) 979-2900
fax: (404) 979-2901
EIN: 65-0206641

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Board Leadership

Neil Bush
Chair

CEO

Natalye Paquin
President, CEO

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