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Washington Office on Latin America

Promoting human rights, democracy and social justice

four stars

95.47

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 797-2171   Web Site
EIN: 52-1249353

Board Leadership
Cynthia McClintock
Chair of the Board

CEO
Matthew Clausen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by a coalition of civic and religious leaders, WOLA works closely with civil society organizations and government officials throughout the Americas.

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by a coalition of civic and religious leaders, WOLA works closely with civil society organizations and government officials throughout the Americas.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Office on Latin America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Office on Latin America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 95.47 four stars
White Ribbon Alliance (DC) 90.78 four stars
Worldwatch Institute (DC) 85.16 three stars
The National Security Archive (DC) 96.72 four stars
Foreign Policy Research Institute (PA) 86.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,027,083
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $244,088
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $233,885
Total Contributions $2,505,056
   Program Service Revenue $135,132
Total Primary Revenue $2,640,188
   Other Revenue $14,830
TOTAL REVENUE $2,655,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,610,326
   Administrative Expenses $202,768
   Fundraising Expenses $255,800
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,068,894
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-413,876
   
Net Assets $2,299,423

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
Drug Policy $519,230 19.9%
Research and Advocacy $514,393 19.7%
Mexico $471,926 18.1%

Ratings History
Washington Office on Latin America has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.58 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.57 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.96 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.76 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 93.62 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 82.90 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 81.77 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 91.55 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.26 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 87.01 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 83.17 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 74.33 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 70.36 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2004 75.37 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 70.35 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.19 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 52-1249353
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA INC
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(120) Publishing 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 May, 1982
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,552 4.25% Joy Olson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 95.47 four stars
Center for Global Development (DC) 95.83 four stars
Worldwatch Institute (DC) 85.16 three stars
CERGE-EI Foundation (NJ) 95.01 four stars
The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 86.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Washington Office on Latin America
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 797-2171
fax: (202) 797-2172
EIN: 52-1249353

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Board Leadership

Cynthia McClintock
Chair of the Board

CEO

Matthew Clausen
Executive Director

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