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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights

three stars

85.48

1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 727-4723   Web Site
EIN: 52-1481896

Board Leadership
Joan Lau & Josh Miller
Co-Chairs

CEO
Chad Griffin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.48 three stars
  Financial 80.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality. Programs funded in part or in full through the HRC Foundation include: The HRC Coming Out Project, which encourages GLBT and straight-supportive Americans to come out and live openly; The HRC Family Project, which empowers members of the GLBT community to take action to protect their families; The HRC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Program, which trains student activists to sustain dialogue, build viable student-led GLBT organizations; The HRC Religion and Faith Program, The HRC Research Center, and The HRC Workplace Project.

Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality. Programs funded in part or in full through the HRC Foundation include: The HRC Coming Out Project, which encourages GLBT and straight-supportive Americans to come out and live openly; The HRC Family Project, which empowers members of the GLBT community to take action to protect their families; The HRC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Program, which trains student activists to sustain dialogue, build viable student-led GLBT organizations; The HRC Religion and Faith Program, The HRC Research Center, and The HRC Workplace Project.

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Financial

three stars

80.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.76
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Campaign Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Campaign Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Campaign Foundation (DC) 85.48 three stars
Keshet (MA) 94.18 four stars
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (MA) 90.21 four stars
Equality Florida Institute (FL) 92.03 four stars
Center on Halsted (IL) 93.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,136,843
   Federated Campaigns $791,860
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $91,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,020,453
   Program Service Revenue $122,347
Total Primary Revenue $17,142,800
   Other Revenue $1,284,883
TOTAL REVENUE $18,427,683
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,259,207
   Administrative Expenses $2,476,544
   Fundraising Expenses $2,114,744
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,850,495
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,577,188
   
Net Assets $27,863,348

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 Policy, Education and Training $9,714,868 79.2%
Communications and Media $1,227,903 10.0%
Federal, Field and Legal Advocacy $1,313,398 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 06/01/2019 85.48 three stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 84.29 three stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 86.92 three stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 91.04 four stars
2015-03 04/01/2017 91.22 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 90.53 four stars
2015-03 12/22/2015 89.94 three stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 90.00 four stars
2013-03 03/01/2014 90.68 four stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 90.75 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 83.76 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 79.76 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 72.24 two stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 84.19 three stars
2008-03 12/17/2008 86.62 three stars
2007-03 12/15/2007 86.57 three stars
2006-03 04/01/2007 73.95 two stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 58.14 one star
2004-03 04/01/2005 69.77 one 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 52-1481896
Name in IRS Master File HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code R26
NTEE Classification Lesbian, Gay Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 January, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,175 0.68% Chad Griffin President
Other Salaries of Note
$235,586 1.39% Mary Beth Maxwell Assistant Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Campaign Foundation (DC) 85.48 three stars
Affirmations (MI) 88.23 three stars
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (CA) 85.88 three stars
Center on Halsted (IL) 93.19 four stars
The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (NY) 87.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (800) 727-4723
fax: (202) 347-5323
TTY: (202) 216-1572
EIN: 52-1481896

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Board Leadership

Joan Lau & Josh Miller
Co-Chairs

CEO

Chad Griffin
President

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