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Highlander Research and Education Center

Addressing the most pressing problems facing the people of the South

four stars

90.81

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 90.81 four stars
  Financial 93.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 22.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
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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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,611,521
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $8,338
   Related Organizations $132,703
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,752,562
   Program Service Revenue $142,519
Total Primary Revenue $1,895,081
   Other Revenue $15,872
TOTAL REVENUE $1,910,953
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,753,893
   Administrative Expenses $106,529
   Fundraising Expenses $246,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,107,238
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-196,285
   
Net Assets $3,846,757

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
Community Support $635,740 36.2%
Workshops $282,975 16.1%
Appalachian Transition $117,888 6.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$62,428 2.96% Pam McMichael Executive Director

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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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