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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Advancing human rights is the work of many joining hands

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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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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