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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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three stars

80.20

1300 19th Street, NW Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 463-7575   Web Site
EIN: 13-2522784

Board Leadership
Robert F. Smith
Chair

CEO
Kerry Kennedy
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.20 three stars
  Financial 74.26 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Nearly 50 years ago, Robert F. Kennedy's family and friends dedicated themselves to carrying on his unfinished work of standing with those who stand against oppression. Today, we are students and activists, lawyers and business leaders, teachers and advocates, all working towards one common goal: achieving Robert F. Kennedy's dream of a more just and peaceful world.
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Nearly 50 years ago, Robert F. Kennedy's family and friends dedicated themselves to carrying on his unfinished work of standing with those who stand against oppression. Today, we are students and activists, lawyers and business leaders, teachers and advocates, all working towards one common goal: achieving Robert F. Kennedy's dream of a more just and peaceful world.
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Financial

two stars

74.26

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
62.2%
  Administrative Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.28
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (DC) 80.20 three stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 86.15 three stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 89.00 three stars
Center for Economic and Policy Research (DC) 91.85 four stars
MassINC (MA) 87.72 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $36,512,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,429,842
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $42,942,139
   Program Service Revenue $26,402
Total Primary Revenue $42,968,541
   Other Revenue $148,371
TOTAL REVENUE $43,116,912
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,585,771
   Administrative Expenses $2,179,781
   Fundraising Expenses $1,953,401
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,718,953
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $32,397,959
   
Net Assets $46,562,789

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
Partners for Human Rights $2,530,404 38.4%
Speak Truth to Power $1,169,012 17.8%
RFK Legacy Program $937,272 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 80.20 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 83.70 three stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 84.53 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2018 87.04 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2018 87.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 78.45 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.41 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 90.32 four stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 88.52 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.68 three stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 83.18 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.75 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.19 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 69.80 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 68.45 one star
2007-12 10/01/2008 58.83 one star
2006-12 12/01/2007 76.63 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 55.67 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 54.89 zero star

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

EIN 13-2522784
Name in IRS Master File ROBERT F KENNEDY CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 October, 1968
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$555,388 5.18% Kerry Kennedy President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (DC) 80.20 three stars
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 92.22 four stars
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American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
1300 19th Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 463-7575
fax: (202) 463-6606
EIN: 13-2522784

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Board Leadership

Robert F. Smith
Chair

CEO

Kerry Kennedy
President

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