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Appleseed

A network of public interest justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico

two stars

77.73

727 Fifteenth Street, NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 347-7960   Web Site
EIN: 52-1835698

Board Leadership
John Johnson and Brian Brooks
Co-Chairs

CEO
Deirdre Flaherty
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.73 two stars
  Financial 70.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A network of 17 public interest justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society where opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we identify, research and analyze social injustices, make specific recommendations, and advocate for effective solutions to deep-seated structural problems. Together, Appleseed and Appleseed Centers form a network for positive change, building a society that provides each individual access to justice and a genuine opportunity to lead a full and productive life.

A network of 17 public interest justice centers in the U.S. and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society where opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we identify, research and analyze social injustices, make specific recommendations, and advocate for effective solutions to deep-seated structural problems. Together, Appleseed and Appleseed Centers form a network for positive change, building a society that provides each individual access to justice and a genuine opportunity to lead a full and productive life.

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Financial

two stars

70.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
60.5%
  Administrative Expenses 25.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth -14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appleseed on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appleseed on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appleseed (DC) 77.73 two stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 86.59 three stars
National Immigration Forum (DC) 94.18 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 94.05 four stars
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (DC) 89.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $856,932
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $251,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,108,662
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,108,662
   Other Revenue $11,355
TOTAL REVENUE $1,120,017
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $616,449
   Administrative Expenses $307,947
   Fundraising Expenses $150,369
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,074,765
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $45,252
   
Net Assets $1,763,226

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
Collaborative Projects & Pro Bono Legal Services $304,771 49.4%
Field Network $216,290 35.1%
Communications $95,388 15.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 77.73 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 80.49 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 77.30 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 76.05 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 75.71 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 82.38 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 82.25 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 76.39 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 72.38 two stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 89.29 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 89.81 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 89.91 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 86.18 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 83.42 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 52-1835698
Name in IRS Master File APPLESEED FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code T50
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Charity, Voluntarism Promotion, General
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 December, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$69,122 6.43% Bert Brandenburg President
Other Salaries of Note
$36,660 3.41% Elizabeth Cavendish President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appleseed (DC) 77.73 two stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 91.21 four stars
Free Press (MA) 96.04 four stars
National Immigration Forum (DC) 94.18 four stars
NumbersUSA (VA) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Appleseed
727 Fifteenth Street, NW
11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 347-7960
fax: (202) 347-7961
EIN: 52-1835698

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Board Leadership

John Johnson and Brian Brooks
Co-Chairs

CEO

Deirdre Flaherty
President

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