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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence

Leading the fight to prevent gun violence

two stars

73.05

840 First Street, NE Suite 400
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 370-8101   Web Site
EIN: 52-1285097

Board Leadership
Kevin Quinn
Chair

CEO
Kris Brown & Avery Gardiner
Co-Presidents

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.05 two stars
  Financial 63.51 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the largest national, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence is dedicated to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in their communities. Founded in 1983, the Brady Center works to reform the gun industry and educate the public about gun violence through litigation and grassroots mobilization, and works to enact and enforce sensible regulations to reduce gun violence including regulations governing the gun industry. Our programs include Law Enforcement Relations, The Legal Action Project, God Not Guns Coalition, Hispanic/Latino Outreach, African-American Outreach, Linking with Victims for Change Network, and Steps to Prevent Firearm Injury in the Home. On November 1st, 2013, the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence merged with the Center to Prevent Youth Violence.

As the largest national, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence is dedicated to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in their communities. Founded in 1983, the Brady Center works to reform the gun industry and educate the public about gun violence through litigation and grassroots mobilization, and works to enact and enforce sensible regulations to reduce gun violence including regulations governing the gun industry. Our programs include Law Enforcement Relations, The Legal Action Project, God Not Guns Coalition, Hispanic/Latino Outreach, African-American Outreach, Linking with Victims for Change Network, and Steps to Prevent Firearm Injury in the Home. On November 1st, 2013, the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence merged with the Center to Prevent Youth Violence.

Financial

one star

63.51

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
57.7%
  Administrative Expenses 25.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence (DC) 73.05 two stars
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 89.11 three stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 99.85 four stars
National Coalition Against Censorship (NY) 92.22 four stars
UnidosUS (DC) 92.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,531,185
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $941,731
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,000
Total Contributions $5,475,916
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,475,916
   Other Revenue $-270,365
TOTAL REVENUE $5,205,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,521,543
   Administrative Expenses $1,073,858
   Fundraising Expenses $1,086,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,682,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $523,223
   
Net Assets $1,625,070

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
Public Education $1,223,932 48.5%
Legal Actions $902,669 35.8%
Membership Services $394,942 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 73.05 two stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 77.38 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.60 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.75 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 88.51 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 80.34 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 74.06 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.36 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 70.34 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 73.74 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 73.22 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 74.03 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 66.13 one star
2004-12 02/01/2006 67.49 one star
2003-12 11/01/2004 68.85 one star
2002-12 12/01/2003 80.61 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 80.81 three 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 52-1285097
Name in IRS Master File BRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
NTEE Code I22
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 July, 1988
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$217,274 4.64% Dan Gross President $170,715

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence (DC) 73.05 two stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 99.85 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence
840 First Street, NE
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 370-8101
fax: (202) 370-8102
EIN: 52-1285097

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Board Leadership

Kevin Quinn
Chair

CEO

Kris Brown & Avery Gardiner
Co-Presidents

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