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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Population Connection

America's Voice for Population Stabilization

four stars

95.75

2120 L Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (800) 767-1956   Web Site
EIN: 94-1703155

Board Leadership
Estelle Raboni
Chair

CEO
John Seager
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.75 four stars
  Financial 94.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Population Connection, formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG, was founded in 1968 as the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources. Annually, our Population Education program trains 11,000 teachers and educates three million students in grades K-12 about population trends and impacts on our environment and human well-being. On Capitol Hill, we advocate for progressive policies that will help to achieve a sustainable balance between people and our planet. We influence government policies to protect and increase funding for international and domestic family planning programs; engage in teacher training and public education programs; and produce original population lesson plans and activities linked to state and national standards. We produce a quarterly magazine highlighting the links between population, health, and the environment.

Population Connection, formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG, was founded in 1968 as the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources. Annually, our Population Education program trains 11,000 teachers and educates three million students in grades K-12 about population trends and impacts on our environment and human well-being. On Capitol Hill, we advocate for progressive policies that will help to achieve a sustainable balance between people and our planet. We influence government policies to protect and increase funding for international and domestic family planning programs; engage in teacher training and public education programs; and produce original population lesson plans and activities linked to state and national standards. We produce a quarterly magazine highlighting the links between population, health, and the environment.

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Financial

four stars

94.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth 25.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Connection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Connection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Connection (DC) 95.75 four stars
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Center for Health and Gender Equity (DC) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,397,307
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $763,284
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,160,591
   Program Service Revenue $4,953
Total Primary Revenue $11,165,544
   Other Revenue $380,780
TOTAL REVENUE $11,546,324
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $7,174,924
   Administrative Expenses $355,770
   Fundraising Expenses $1,488,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,019,505
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,526,819
   
Net Assets $11,527,304

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
Field and Outreach $2,891,798 36.8%
Communications $1,609,505 20.5%
Population Education $1,309,891 16.7%

Ratings History
Population Connection has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2017 95.75 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 97.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.76 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.69 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.88 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.89 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 80.94 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 82.85 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 72.78 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 69.97 one star
2007-12 02/01/2009 69.07 one star
2006-12 12/01/2007 68.92 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 70.47 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 67.94 one star
2003-12 11/01/2004 62.39 one star
2002-12 04/01/2004 70.49 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 94-1703155
Name in IRS Master File POPULATION CONNECTION
NTEE Code V25
NTEE Classification Population Studies
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (541) Population control
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 November, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$238,060 2.63% John Seager President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Connection (DC) 95.75 four stars
Center for Reproductive Rights (NY) 94.52 four stars
Center for Health and Gender Equity (DC) 92.22 four stars
American Sexual Health Association (NC) 91.93 four stars
National Abortion Federation (DC) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Population Connection
2120 L Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (800) 767-1956
fax: (202) 332-2302
EIN: 94-1703155

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Board Leadership

Estelle Raboni
Chair

CEO

John Seager
President, CEO

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