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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Advancing human rights is the work of many joining hands

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four stars

92.75

689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (800) 388-3920   Web Site
EIN: 04-6186012

Board Leadership
Lyssa Jenkens
Board Chair

CEO
Rev. Mary Katherine Morn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.75 four stars
  Financial 90.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Guided by UU principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UUSC strives to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We center the voices and experiences of those most affected and strengthen those grassroots groups and movements who are organizing themselves to advance these goals. To accomplish this, we offer justice education and leadership development, engagement and mobilization for advocacy, and partner support and grantmaking assistance. UUSC aims to leverage our particular strategic assets and strengths to: disrupt criminalization and systemic oppression of people based on their identities; support self-determination and defend the rights of people who are or may be forced to leave the places they call home due to climate, conflict, or economic hardship, and address the root causes of forced displacement; and respond to humanitarian crises where people have limited access to aid.

Guided by UU principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UUSC strives to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We center the voices and experiences of those most affected and strengthen those grassroots groups and movements who are organizing themselves to advance these goals. To accomplish this, we offer justice education and leadership development, engagement and mobilization for advocacy, and partner support and grantmaking assistance. UUSC aims to leverage our particular strategic assets and strengths to: disrupt criminalization and systemic oppression of people based on their identities; support self-determination and defend the rights of people who are or may be forced to leave the places they call home due to climate, conflict, or economic hardship, and address the root causes of forced displacement; and respond to humanitarian crises where people have limited access to aid.

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Financial

four stars

90.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unitarian Universalist Service Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unitarian Universalist Service Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 92.75 four stars
World Jewish Congress - American Section (ME) 95.87 four stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.10 four stars
HIAS (MD) 91.94 four stars
Invisible Children (DC) 88.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,999,542
   Federated Campaigns $43,190
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,042,732
   Program Service Revenue $180,653
Total Primary Revenue $8,223,385
   Other Revenue $591,522
TOTAL REVENUE $8,814,907
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,756,684
   Administrative Expenses $822,169
   Fundraising Expenses $965,194
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,544,047
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-729,140
   
Net Assets $25,375,060

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
HR Program: Rights at Risk $4,670,831 60.2%
HR Program: Environmental & Climate Action $1,770,148 22.8%
HR Program: UU College of Social Justice $758,049 9.8%

Ratings History
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.75 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.26 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 94.48 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 96.19 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.49 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 96.40 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.95 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 95.02 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.29 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.79 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 85.57 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 74.82 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 84.45 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 92.95 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 93.22 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 84.94 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 75.14 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 70.35 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 79.20 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 04-6186012
Name in IRS Master File UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE INC
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (998) Unspecified
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 November, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Mary Katherine Morn President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$320,213 3.35% Thomas H. Andrews Former President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 92.75 four stars
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ZOE International (CA) 88.98 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (800) 388-3920
fax: (617) 868-7102
EIN: 04-6186012

Mail donations to:
PO Box 808
Newark, NJ 07101

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Board Leadership

Lyssa Jenkens
Board Chair

CEO

Rev. Mary Katherine Morn
President, CEO

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