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Points of Light

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

three stars

81.50

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

Board Leadership
Neil Bush
Chair

CEO
Tracy Hoover
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.50 three stars
  Financial 73.85 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

73.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Points of Light (GA) 81.50 three stars
Feeding America (IL) 92.61 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 91.39 four stars
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 94.02 four stars
SBP (LA) 93.66 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,292,706
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,471,994
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,590,582
Total Contributions $13,355,282
   Program Service Revenue $11,132,789
Total Primary Revenue $24,488,071
   Other Revenue $-355,490
TOTAL REVENUE $24,132,581
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,162,075
   Administrative Expenses $3,154,375
   Fundraising Expenses $1,508,466
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,824,916
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-692,335
   
Net Assets $11,111,651

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
Points of Life Foundation $6,990,654 34.7%
Action Networks $6,606,613 32.8%
Civic Incubator $1,526,841 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-09 10/15/2002 78.91 two 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, 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
$309,594 1.24% Tracy Hoover CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Points of Light (GA) 81.50 three stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 86.70 three stars
WhyHunger (NY) 89.11 three stars
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 94.02 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 85.49 three 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

Tracy Hoover
CEO

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