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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Ms. Foundation for Women

Change the way the world works

three stars

86.44

12 MetroTech Center 26th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (212) 742-2300   Web Site
EIN: 23-7252609

Board Leadership
Alicia Lara
Chair

CEO
Teresa C. Younger
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.44 three stars
  Financial 80.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ms. Foundation for Women, a social justice foundation, delivers strategic grants, capacity building and leadership development to over 150 grassroots and national advocacy organizations throughout the U.S. Ms. Foundation support enables groups to create connections across issues, constituencies and policymaking levels to strengthen social movements and ignite change on behalf of women, families and communities. Since 1973, the Foundation has granted more than $65 million to organizations in rural and urban areas nationwide.

The Ms. Foundation for Women, a social justice foundation, delivers strategic grants, capacity building and leadership development to over 150 grassroots and national advocacy organizations throughout the U.S. Ms. Foundation support enables groups to create connections across issues, constituencies and policymaking levels to strengthen social movements and ignite change on behalf of women, families and communities. Since 1973, the Foundation has granted more than $65 million to organizations in rural and urban areas nationwide.

Financial

three stars

80.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
65.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.94
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ms. Foundation for Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ms. Foundation for Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ms. Foundation for Women (NY) 86.44 three stars
Women's Law Project (PA) 87.27 three stars
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NY) 86.05 three stars
Women's Media Center (DC) 89.22 three stars
Healthy Women (NJ) 86.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,680,738
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $919,221
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,599,959
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,599,959
   Other Revenue $3,858,742
TOTAL REVENUE $14,458,701
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,509,690
   Administrative Expenses $1,578,894
   Fundraising Expenses $1,113,509
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,202,093
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,256,608
   
Net Assets $46,944,773

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
Grants $4,736,235 86.0%
Public Education $739,098 13.4%
Advocacy and Policy $34,357 0.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 86.44 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.46 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.00 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 81.89 three stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 79.76 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 78.51 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.81 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 74.38 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 85.34 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 76.87 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 76.65 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 76.02 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 78.33 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 81.69 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 69.57 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 77.88 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 69.36 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 86.80 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 63.05 one star
2002-06 06/09/2003 89.92 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 23-7252609
Name in IRS Master File MS FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN INC
NTEE Code R24
NTEE Classification Women's Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans 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 October, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,909 2.94% Teresa Younger President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ms. Foundation for Women (NY) 86.44 three stars
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NY) 86.05 three stars
Washington Area Women's Foundation (DC) 91.35 four stars
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 93.60 four stars
Provide (TX) 89.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ms. Foundation for Women
12 MetroTech Center
26th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (212) 742-2300
fax: (212) 742-1653
EIN: 23-7252609

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Board Leadership

Alicia Lara
Chair

CEO

Teresa C. Younger
President and CEO

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