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Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

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three stars

83.58

5455 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 933-2240   Web Site
EIN: 13-3384027

Board Leadership
Pamela Stewart
Chair

CEO
Sarah Kate Ellis
CEO and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.58 three stars
  Financial 76.98 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in New York in 1985, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. Because of GLAAD's work, LGBT stories and issues are covered in national and local news publications, in film and on television. In step with today's always-changing media landscape, GLAAD continues to provide journalists and media professionals with timely, inclusive and authoritative resources, expanding the representation of our community one story at a time through an effective, forceful mix of advocacy, education and visibility.

Formed in New York in 1985, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. Because of GLAAD's work, LGBT stories and issues are covered in national and local news publications, in film and on television. In step with today's always-changing media landscape, GLAAD continues to provide journalists and media professionals with timely, inclusive and authoritative resources, expanding the representation of our community one story at a time through an effective, forceful mix of advocacy, education and visibility.

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Financial

two stars

76.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
65.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) (CA) 83.58 three stars
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (CA) 89.54 three stars
Human Rights Campaign Foundation (DC) 85.48 three stars
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (CO) 85.48 three stars
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,747,325
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,047,889
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,795,214
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,795,214
   Other Revenue $192,023
TOTAL REVENUE $7,987,237
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,017,129
   Administrative Expenses $1,025,765
   Fundraising Expenses $1,822,908
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,865,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $121,435
   
Net Assets $6,298,343

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
Entertainment Media Program $2,187,957 43.6%
Spanish Language & Latino Media Program $1,193,046 23.8%
Digital Program $1,033,727 20.6%
Media Institute $602,399 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 06/01/2019 83.58 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2019 80.78 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 79.87 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.31 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 74.42 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.20 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 72.88 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 77.92 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 67.26 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.94 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 79.19 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 84.94 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 82.76 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 84.79 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 84.94 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 84.96 three 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 13-3384027
Name in IRS Master File GLAAD INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
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 May, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$319,017 4.05% Sarah Kate Ellis President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) (CA) 83.58 three stars
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (CA) 85.88 three stars
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.32 four stars
Equality California Institute (CA) 90.71 four stars
OutServe-SLDN (DC) 86.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
5455 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 933-2240
fax: (323) 933-2241
EIN: 13-3384027

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Board Leadership

Pamela Stewart
Chair

CEO

Sarah Kate Ellis
CEO and President

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