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Washington Office on Latin America

Promoting human rights, democracy and social justice

98.23

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
Joy Olson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 19.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
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) 98.23
Hudson Institute (DC) 92.02
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 86.29
Worldwatch Institute (DC) 85.16
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 91.45

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,955,809
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $189,821
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $360,229
Total Contributions $3,505,859
   Program Service Revenue $47,786
Total Primary Revenue $3,553,645
   Other Revenue $16,485
TOTAL REVENUE $3,570,130
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,688,745
   Administrative Expenses $140,761
   Fundraising Expenses $131,328
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,960,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $609,296
   
Net Assets $2,730,043

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
Research and Advocacy $1,617,182 60.1%
Drug Policy $636,994 23.7%
Mexico $434,569 16.2%

Ratings History
Washington Office on Latin America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.58
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.57
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.96
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.76
2011-12 02/01/2013 93.62
2010-12 09/01/2012 82.90
2010-12 11/01/2011 81.77
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.82
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 91.55
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.26
2007-12 12/01/2008 87.01
2006-12 11/01/2007 83.17
2005-12 11/01/2006 74.33
2004-12 10/01/2005 70.36
2003-12 08/01/2004 75.37
2002-12 10/01/2003 70.35
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.19

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)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$122,009 4.12% Joy Olson Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 98.23
The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 86.59
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 88.67
Ibis Reproductive Health (MA) 86.49
The National Security Archive (DC) 95.18

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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

Joy Olson
Executive Director

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