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Refugees International

A powerful voice for lifesaving action

four stars

96.33

1800 M Street, NW Suite 405N
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 733-8433   Web Site
EIN: 52-1224516

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Tindell & Maureen White
Co-Chairs

CEO
Eric Schwartz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.33 four stars
  Financial 94.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Refugees International (RI) advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. RI was started in 1979 as a citizens' movement to protect Indochinese refugees. Since then, we have expanded to become the leading advocacy organization that provokes action from global leaders to resolve refugee crises. Each year, RI conducts 20 to 25 field missions to identify displaced people's needs for basic services such as food, water, health care, housing, access to education and protection from harm. Based on our field-based knowledge of humanitarian emergencies, we successfully challenge policy makers and aid agencies to improve the lives of displaced people around the world. Where there are needs, we witness what is lacking, we present solutions and we demand action.

Refugees International (RI) advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. RI was started in 1979 as a citizens' movement to protect Indochinese refugees. Since then, we have expanded to become the leading advocacy organization that provokes action from global leaders to resolve refugee crises. Each year, RI conducts 20 to 25 field missions to identify displaced people's needs for basic services such as food, water, health care, housing, access to education and protection from harm. Based on our field-based knowledge of humanitarian emergencies, we successfully challenge policy makers and aid agencies to improve the lives of displaced people around the world. Where there are needs, we witness what is lacking, we present solutions and we demand action.

Financial

four stars

94.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.32
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Refugees International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Refugees International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Refugees International (DC) 96.33 four stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 92.12 four stars
Just Detention International (CA) 96.46 four stars
MADRE (NY) 97.05 four stars
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 85.55 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,404,006
   Federated Campaigns $84,834
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $968,033
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,456,873
   Program Service Revenue $64,528
Total Primary Revenue $3,521,401
   Other Revenue $-101,681
TOTAL REVENUE $3,419,720
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,697,171
   Administrative Expenses $236,028
   Fundraising Expenses $317,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,250,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-830,804
   
Net Assets $5,405,228

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
Advocacy $2,635,197 71.3%
Public Education $934,249 25.3%
Strategic Outreach $127,725 3.5%

Ratings History
Refugees International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 96.33 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 95.77 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.58 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 88.23 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 81.28 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 81.45 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.68 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 80.86 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 74.73 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 73.08 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.60 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 91.66 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 88.95 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.80 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 96.35 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.94 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 96.00 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 91.58 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 83.08 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 92.41 four 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 52-1224516
Name in IRS Master File REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code Q71
NTEE Classification International Migration, Refugee Issues
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
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, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$287,898 6.77% Eric Schwartz President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Refugees International (DC) 96.33 four stars
Hope for Justice (TN) 88.48 three stars
World Jewish Congress - American Section (ME) 97.23 four stars
EarthRights International (DC) 99.67 four stars
Amnesty International USA (NY) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Refugees International
1800 M Street, NW
Suite 405N
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 733-8433
fax: (202) 828-0819
EIN: 52-1224516

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 33036
Washington, DC 20033

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Tindell & Maureen White
Co-Chairs

CEO

Eric Schwartz
President

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