Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

U.S. PIRG Education Fund

An independent voice working on behalf of the public interest

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two stars

72.89

294 Washington St Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 747-4370   Web Site
EIN: 52-1384240

Board Leadership
Dough Phelps
Chair

CEO
Faye Parks
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.89 two stars
  Financial 80.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, we serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten our health, safety or well-being. With public debate around important issues often dominated by special interests pursuing their own narrow agendas, U.S. PIRG Education Fund offers an independent voice that works on behalf of the public interest. The Education Fund works to protect consumers and promote good government. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public, and offer Americans meaningful opportunities for civic participation. Our focus areas include consumer financial protection, protecting public health, building a stronger democracy and more transparent government, and improving our transportation system.

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, we serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten our health, safety or well-being. With public debate around important issues often dominated by special interests pursuing their own narrow agendas, U.S. PIRG Education Fund offers an independent voice that works on behalf of the public interest. The Education Fund works to protect consumers and promote good government. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public, and offer Americans meaningful opportunities for civic participation. Our focus areas include consumer financial protection, protecting public health, building a stronger democracy and more transparent government, and improving our transportation system.

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Financial

three stars

80.49

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.16
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by U.S. PIRG Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by U.S. PIRG Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $657,120
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $657,120
   Program Service Revenue $140,229
Total Primary Revenue $797,349
   Other Revenue $303,384
TOTAL REVENUE $1,100,733
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,565,119
   Administrative Expenses $145,802
   Fundraising Expenses $127,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,838,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-737,996
   
Net Assets $4,119,378

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$62,031 3.37% Andre Delattre Executive Director

Mission

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, we serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten our health, safety or well-being. With public debate around important issues often dominated by special interests pursuing their own narrow agendas, U.S. PIRG Education Fund offers an independent voice that works on behalf of the public interest. The Education Fund works to protect consumers and promote good government. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public, and offer Americans meaningful opportunities for civic participation. Our focus areas include consumer financial protection, protecting public health, building a stronger democracy and more transparent government, and improving our transportation system.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
U.S. PIRG Education Fund (MA) 72.89 two stars
Better Government Association (IL) 94.29 four stars
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 91.45 four stars
Government Accountability Project (DC) 87.63 three stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 90.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

U.S. PIRG Education Fund
294 Washington St
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 747-4370
fax: (617) 292-8057
EIN: 52-1384240

Mail donations to:
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
4th Fl
Washington, DC 20003

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Board Leadership

Dough Phelps
Chair

CEO

Faye Parks
Executive Director