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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

89.39

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

Board Leadership
Margo Okazawa-Rey & Patricia St. Onge
Co-Chairs

CEO
Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 22.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 89.39 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 91.13 four stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 86.43 three stars
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (MI) 90.73 four stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,558,385
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,558,385
   Program Service Revenue $457,282
Total Primary Revenue $4,015,667
   Other Revenue $44,717
TOTAL REVENUE $4,060,384
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,496,207
   Administrative Expenses $291,733
   Fundraising Expenses $174,369
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,962,309
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,098,075
   
Net Assets $4,663,905

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
Incubating Rad Work $811,276 32.5%
Workshops $551,018 22.1%
Community Support $498,649 20.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 91.35 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 90.81 four stars
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,391 1.86% Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$55,821 1.88% Ally Maxfield-Steele Co-Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 89.39 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 88.87 three stars
First Liberty Institute (TX) 86.07 three stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 88.23 three stars
The New World Foundation (NY) 92.60 four 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

Margo Okazawa-Rey & Patricia St. Onge
Co-Chairs

CEO

Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Co-Executive Directors

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