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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking)

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute

Supporting nonviolence and social justice since 1974

four stars

91.07

168 Canal Street, Sixth Floor New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 533-4335   Web Site
EIN: 23-7379088

Board Leadership
Martha Thomases
Chair

CEO
Heidi Boghosian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.07 four stars
  Financial 93.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Created in 1974, the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute raises funds to support activist projects through grants and sponsorships. In 1981 the Institute launched its Essay Series on Nonviolence with a pamphlet featuring the speeches and letters of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the Institute has distributed thousands of pamphlets, and has provided grants and sponsorships to hundreds of grassroots projects around the world working to: end war and expose the military-industrial complex; oppose nuclear power and halt environmental racism; stop the death penalty and curb the prison industry; defend labor rights and build economic justice; fight for racial and sexual equality, and for immigrant rights; and promote the use of nonviolent action.

Created in 1974, the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute raises funds to support activist projects through grants and sponsorships. In 1981 the Institute launched its Essay Series on Nonviolence with a pamphlet featuring the speeches and letters of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the Institute has distributed thousands of pamphlets, and has provided grants and sponsorships to hundreds of grassroots projects around the world working to: end war and expose the military-industrial complex; oppose nuclear power and halt environmental racism; stop the death penalty and curb the prison industry; defend labor rights and build economic justice; fight for racial and sexual equality, and for immigrant rights; and promote the use of nonviolent action.

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Financial

four stars

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 15.75
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A.J. Muste Memorial Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A.J. Muste Memorial Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $722,321
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $722,321
   Program Service Revenue $140,493
Total Primary Revenue $862,814
   Other Revenue $275,787
TOTAL REVENUE $1,138,601
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,434,468
   Administrative Expenses $293,413
   Fundraising Expenses $109,595
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,837,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-698,875
   
Net Assets $20,216,535

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
Grants to Nonviolent Strategy Organizations $1,434,468 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 91.07 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.22 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.08 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.13 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 84.97 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 95.70 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 84.11 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 79.23 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 89.75 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 80.54 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 75.62 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 84.92 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 94.19 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.32 four stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 96.71 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 91.47 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 85.14 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 96.24 four stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 96.15 four 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 23-7379088
Name in IRS Master File A J MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
NTEE Code Q41
NTEE Classification Arms Control, Peace Organizations
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
(520) Pacifism and peace
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 June, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$112,917 6.14% Heidi Boghosian Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
168 Canal Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 533-4335
fax: (212) 228-6193
EIN: 23-7379088

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Board Leadership

Martha Thomases
Chair

CEO

Heidi Boghosian
Executive Director

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