Disable all preview features

International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Physicians for Human Rights

Through evidence, change is possible.

four stars

92.10

256 West 38th Street 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (646) 564-3720   Web Site
EIN: 22-2488437

Board Leadership
Kerry J. Sulkowicz
Chair of the Board

CEO
Donna McKay
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.10 four stars
  Financial 89.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. We use our investigations and expertise to advocate for the:
* Prevention of individual or small scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities
* Protection of internationally-guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations
* Prosecution of those who violate human rights
PHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. Today, our expertise is sought by the United Nations, international courts, and regional groups like the African Union and the European Union. We are supported by the expertise and passion of health professionals and concerned citizens alike. In 1997, we shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. We use our investigations and expertise to advocate for the:
* Prevention of individual or small scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities
* Protection of internationally-guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations
* Prosecution of those who violate human rights
PHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. Today, our expertise is sought by the United Nations, international courts, and regional groups like the African Union and the European Union. We are supported by the expertise and passion of health professionals and concerned citizens alike. In 1997, we shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

89.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Physicians for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Physicians for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.10 four stars
Amnesty International USA (NY) 89.40 three stars
V-Day (CA) 93.37 four stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 89.37 three stars
International Center for Research on Women (DC) 86.48 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,521,255
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $268,521
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,508,839
Total Contributions $8,298,615
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,298,615
   Other Revenue $191,667
TOTAL REVENUE $8,490,282
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,480,336
   Administrative Expenses $299,911
   Fundraising Expenses $738,564
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,518,811
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,971,471
   
Net Assets $8,039,252

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
Sexual Violence/Rape as a Weapon of War $2,212,792 40.4%
Research and Investigations $647,753 11.8%
Building Forensic capability in Iraq $579,863 10.6%

Ratings History
Physicians for Human Rights has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.10 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 92.60 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.48 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.62 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 89.15 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 78.28 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 81.93 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 93.43 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 84.30 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 95.30 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 92.36 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 95.15 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 92.29 four stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 77.26 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 88.58 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 22-2488437
Name in IRS Master File PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 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 (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 February, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,666 3.59% Donna Mckay Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.10 four stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 85.85 three stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 91.84 four stars
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 85.87 three stars
The Center for Justice and Accountability (CA) 91.85 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Physicians for Human Rights
256 West 38th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (646) 564-3720
fax: (646) 564-3750
EIN: 22-2488437

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Kerry J. Sulkowicz
Chair of the Board

CEO

Donna McKay
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.