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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

86.98

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

Board Leadership
Jodie Patterson
Chair

CEO
Alphonso David
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.98 three stars
  Financial 82.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

three stars

82.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
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) 86.98 three stars
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (MA) 91.32 four stars
The Center on Colfax (CO) 88.46 three stars
OutRight Action International (NY) 85.76 three stars
Affirmations (MI) 86.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,519,773
   Federated Campaigns $664,496
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $112,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,296,769
   Program Service Revenue $204,689
Total Primary Revenue $14,501,458
   Other Revenue $633,941
TOTAL REVENUE $15,135,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,149,943
   Administrative Expenses $3,025,548
   Fundraising Expenses $2,383,800
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,559,291
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,423,892
   
Net Assets $26,158,307

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, Research and Training $9,767,043 80.4%
Federal and State Advocacy $1,326,851 10.9%
Communications and Media $1,047,961 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 05/01/2021 86.98 three stars
2019-03 03/01/2020 84.24 three stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,774 0.56% Alphonso David President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Human Rights Campaign Foundation (DC) 86.98 three stars
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (CA) 89.64 three stars
The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (NY) 89.08 three stars
Affirmations (MI) 86.98 three stars
National Center for Transgender Equality (DC) 93.52 four 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

Jodie Patterson
Chair

CEO

Alphonso David
President

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