International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Refugees International

A powerful voice for lifesaving action

four stars

95.77

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

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Tindell & Natacha Weiss
Co-Chairs

CEO
Eric Schwartz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.77 four stars
  Financial 94.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

94.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,166,133
   Federated Campaigns $95,612
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,059,671
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,321,416
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,321,416
   Other Revenue $-83,445
TOTAL REVENUE $6,237,971
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,159,226
   Administrative Expenses $243,169
   Fundraising Expenses $331,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,734,376
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,503,595
   
Net Assets $5,821,326

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$266,721 7.14% Eric Schwartz President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Refugees International (DC) 95.77 four stars
Human Rights Initiative (TX) 89.02 three stars
International Justice Mission (DC) 85.64 three stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 88.73 three stars
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 85.87 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 & Natacha Weiss
Co-Chairs

CEO

Eric Schwartz
President