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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Southern Center for Human Rights

Reimagining Equal Justice

four stars

94.26

83 Poplar Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 688-1202   Web Site
EIN: 62-1025326

Board Leadership
Maureen F. Del Duca
Chairperson

CEO
Sara J. Totonchi
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.26 four stars
  Financial 92.46 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is working for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal justice system. Our mission is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other criminal justice practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Southern United States. We do this through death penalty representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is working for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal justice system. Our mission is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other criminal justice practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Southern United States. We do this through death penalty representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

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Financial

four stars

92.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.26
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern Center for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern Center for Human Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 94.26 four stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
National Urban League (NY) 88.27 three stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 90.41 four stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,753,528
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $375,617
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,129,145
   Program Service Revenue $32,742
Total Primary Revenue $2,161,887
   Other Revenue $127,195
TOTAL REVENUE $2,289,082
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,894,453
   Administrative Expenses $267,943
   Fundraising Expenses $171,563
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,333,959
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-44,877
   
Net Assets $7,520,651

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
Capital Litigation Caseload $653,826 34.5%
Civil Litigation (Impact Litigation Unit) $647,859 34.2%
Public Policy $592,768 31.3%

Ratings History
Southern Center for Human Rights has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 09/01/2017 94.26 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 93.37 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.73 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 96.79 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 92.95 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 93.82 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 89.58 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 88.01 three stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 77.93 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 78.95 two stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 83.19 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.47 four stars
2003-09 04/01/2005 99.35 four 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 62-1025326
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
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 June, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$73,542 3.15% Sara Totonchi Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$52,290 2.24% Stephen B. Bright President, Senior Counsel

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 94.26 four stars
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (DC) 86.19 three stars
Compassion & Choices (CO) 92.88 four stars
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 91.45 four stars
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 90.81 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southern Center for Human Rights
83 Poplar Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 688-1202
fax: (404) 688-9440
EIN: 62-1025326

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Board Leadership

Maureen F. Del Duca
Chairperson

CEO

Sara J. Totonchi
Executive Director

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