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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Equal Rights Advocates

Equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls

three stars

80.47

1170 Market Street Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 621-0672   Web Site
EIN: 23-7217027

Board Leadership
Drucilla S. Ramey
Board Chair

CEO
Noreen Farrell
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.47 three stars
  Financial 74.68 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) has led the legal fight for women's equality since 1974. We have worked to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. We work to eradicate illegal discriminatory practices that deny women advancement opportunities, equal compensation, and access to certain occupations. ERA demands that employers provide women with a work environment that is free of sexual harassment and in compliance with health and safety laws. We enforce family and medical leave and pregnancy protection laws, and is active in the effort to establish paid family and medical leave.

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) has led the legal fight for women's equality since 1974. We have worked to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. We work to eradicate illegal discriminatory practices that deny women advancement opportunities, equal compensation, and access to certain occupations. ERA demands that employers provide women with a work environment that is free of sexual harassment and in compliance with health and safety laws. We enforce family and medical leave and pregnancy protection laws, and is active in the effort to establish paid family and medical leave.

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Financial

two stars

74.68

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
68.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Rights Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Rights Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Rights Advocates (CA) 80.47 three stars
9to5 National Association of Working Women (WI) 89.75 three stars
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (VA) 91.33 four stars
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 92.83 four stars
Womens Media Center (DC) 86.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,235,755
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,235,755
   Program Service Revenue $575,587
Total Primary Revenue $1,811,342
   Other Revenue $383,559
TOTAL REVENUE $2,194,901
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,012,302
   Administrative Expenses $226,125
   Fundraising Expenses $384,825
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,623,252
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $571,649
   
Net Assets $2,526,266

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
Litigation $404,921 40.0%
Media/Education $303,691 30.0%
Legal Advocacy $303,690 30.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 05/01/2018 80.47 three stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 91.46 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 86.19 three stars
2014-03 11/01/2015 76.90 two stars
2013-03 10/01/2014 75.54 two stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 75.89 two stars
2011-03 07/01/2012 81.84 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 78.78 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 71.98 two stars
2009-03 06/01/2010 73.76 two stars
2008-03 12/01/2008 76.26 two stars
2007-03 02/01/2008 68.49 one star
2006-03 02/01/2007 65.67 one star
2005-03 04/01/2006 58.46 one star
2004-03 01/05/2005 64.88 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7217027
Name in IRS Master File EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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
$185,000 11.39% Noreen Farrell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Rights Advocates (CA) 80.47 three stars
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (VA) 91.33 four stars
The Women's Fund of Central Ohio (OH) 87.27 three stars
Society for Women's Health Research (DC) 85.10 three stars
New York Women's Foundation (NY) 92.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Equal Rights Advocates
1170 Market Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 621-0672
fax: (415) 621-6744
EIN: 23-7217027

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Board Leadership

Drucilla S. Ramey
Board Chair

CEO

Noreen Farrell
Executive Director

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