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The Advocates for Human Rights

Promoting and protecting internationally recognized human rights

four stars

96.46

330 South Second Avenue Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 341-3302   Web Site
EIN: 36-3292374

Board Leadership
James O'Neal
Chair

CEO
Robin Phillips
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Advocates for Human Rights (formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. The Advocates provides investigative fact finding, direct legal representation, collaboration for education and training, and a broad distribution of publications. The Advocates has produced more than 81 reports documenting human rights practices in more than 22 countries. Every year, The Advocates educates over 8,000 students and community members on human rights issues, and provides legal representation and assistance to over 1,000 disadvantaged individuals and families.

The Advocates for Human Rights (formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. The Advocates provides investigative fact finding, direct legal representation, collaboration for education and training, and a broad distribution of publications. The Advocates has produced more than 81 reports documenting human rights practices in more than 22 countries. Every year, The Advocates educates over 8,000 students and community members on human rights issues, and provides legal representation and assistance to over 1,000 disadvantaged individuals and families.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
1,212
Number of Facebook followers
19,360
Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization
153
Number of overall donors
1,537
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Advocates for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Advocates for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46 four stars
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (NY) 89.03 three stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 88.73 three stars
Equality Now (NY) 90.72 four stars
EarthRights International (DC) 99.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,327,511
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $119,388
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,446,899
   Program Service Revenue $224,324
Total Primary Revenue $2,671,223
   Other Revenue $127,123
TOTAL REVENUE $2,798,346
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,656,667
   Administrative Expenses $153,778
   Fundraising Expenses $123,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,933,602
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $864,744
   
Net Assets $1,251,894

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
Refugee and Immigrant Rights Advocacy $505,451 30.5%
Human Rights Research, Education, and Advocacy $388,592 23.5%
Advocacy for Women's Human Rights $318,146 19.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 96.46 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.71 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.07 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 87.61 three stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 86.56 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.27 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 96.14 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.07 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 78.63 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.57 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.56 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 71.75 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 92.17 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 92.32 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 94.38 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 88.97 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 91.02 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 75.89 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 36-3292374
Name in IRS Master File THE ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
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 (449) Other civil rights activities
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 June, 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
$93,411 4.83% Robin Phillips Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 96.46 four stars
MADRE (NY) 97.03 four stars
Hope for Justice (TN) 86.20 three stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 89.10 three stars
International Center for Journalists (DC) 95.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Advocates for Human Rights
330 South Second Avenue
Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 341-3302
fax: (612) 341-2971
EIN: 36-3292374

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Board Leadership

James O'Neal
Chair

CEO

Robin Phillips
Executive Director

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