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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Washington Office on Latin America

Promoting human rights, democracy and social justice

four stars

94.00

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

Board Leadership
Steven Bennett
Chair of the Board

CEO
Matthew Clausen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.00 four stars
  Financial 91.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

91.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 94.00 four stars
CERGE-EI Foundation (NJ) 92.14 four stars
Worldwatch Institute (DC) 85.16 three stars
Institute for Middle East Understanding (CA) 89.31 three stars
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 87.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,061,548
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $220,171
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $213,815
Total Contributions $2,495,534
   Program Service Revenue $53,362
Total Primary Revenue $2,548,896
   Other Revenue $19,125
TOTAL REVENUE $2,568,021
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,625,174
   Administrative Expenses $381,587
   Fundraising Expenses $386,928
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,393,689
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-825,668
   
Net Assets $2,807,851

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
Colombia $978,329 37.3%
Drug Policy $573,437 21.8%
Mexico $547,029 20.8%
Human Rights $526,379 20.1%

Ratings History
Washington Office on Latin America has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.00 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.17 four stars
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

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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,784 4.47% Matthew Clausen President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 94.00 four stars
HonestReporting.com (NY) 90.54 four stars
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 87.81 three stars
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 86.94 three stars
Institute for Middle East Understanding (CA) 89.31 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

Steven Bennett
Chair of the Board

CEO

Matthew Clausen
Executive Director

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