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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Highlander Research and Education Center

Addressing the most pressing problems facing the people of the South

three stars

87.65

1959 Highlander Way New Market, TN 37820
tel: (865) 933-3443   Web Site
EIN: 62-0646373

Board Leadership
Diana Marie Lee
Board Chair

CEO
Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.65 three stars
  Financial 86.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.73
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Highlander Research and Education Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Highlander Research and Education Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 87.65 three stars
The National Italian American Foundation (DC) 92.02 four stars
National People's Action (IL) 87.17 three stars
FairVote (MD) 90.94 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago (IL) 91.99 four stars

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Founded in 1932, the Highlander Research and Education Center is a residential popular education and research organization. Highlander works with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help create spaces - at Highlander and in local communities - where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. Highlander helps activists to become more effective community educators and organizers, informed about the important issues driving conditions in communities today. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,540,972
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $24,248
   Related Organizations $169,653
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,734,873
   Program Service Revenue $162,841
Total Primary Revenue $2,897,714
   Other Revenue $20,859
TOTAL REVENUE $2,918,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,370,202
   Administrative Expenses $96,776
   Fundraising Expenses $272,543
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,739,521
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,179,052
   
Net Assets $4,266,393

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
Appalachian Transition $331,684 24.2%
Workshops $214,494 15.7%
Community Support $187,560 13.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 03/01/2017 87.65 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.63 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 79.62 two stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 87.06 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.33 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.11 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 76.25 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 65.59 one star
2007-12 12/01/2008 70.83 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 59.94 one star
2005-12 11/01/2006 60.56 one star
2004-08 05/01/2005 71.53 two stars
2003-08 06/01/2004 87.16 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 62-0646373
Name in IRS Master File HIGHLANDER RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER INC
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 March, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$50,566 2.90% Pam McMichael Executive Director

Founded in 1932, the Highlander Research and Education Center is a residential popular education and research organization. Highlander works with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help create spaces - at Highlander and in local communities - where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. Highlander helps activists to become more effective community educators and organizers, informed about the important issues driving conditions in communities today. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 87.65 three stars
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 92.18 four stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 86.41 three stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Highlander Research and Education Center
1959 Highlander Way
New Market, TN 37820
tel: (865) 933-3443
fax: (865) 933-3424
EIN: 62-0646373

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Board Leadership

Diana Marie Lee
Board Chair

CEO

Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Director

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