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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Privacy is a fundamental right

four stars

93.98

1519 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 483-1140   Web Site
EIN: 52-2225921

Board Leadership
Anita Allen
Chair

CEO
Alan Butler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic institutions in the information age. EPIC is now one of the leading privacy research and advocacy organizations in the world. EPIC pursues a wide range of activities, including public education, litigation, publications, and advocacy. EPIC publishes the EPIC Alert, a biweekly newsletter and maintains epic.org, a top resource for privacy-related topics. The EPIC Bookstore features publications by EPIC and members of the EPIC Advisory Board.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic institutions in the information age. EPIC is now one of the leading privacy research and advocacy organizations in the world. EPIC pursues a wide range of activities, including public education, litigation, publications, and advocacy. EPIC publishes the EPIC Alert, a biweekly newsletter and maintains epic.org, a top resource for privacy-related topics. The EPIC Bookstore features publications by EPIC and members of the EPIC Advisory Board.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Electronic Privacy Information Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Electronic Privacy Information Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 93.98 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation (NJ) 91.15 four stars
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (VA) 85.90 three stars
re:power fund (MN) 87.78 three stars
The Sentencing Project (DC) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,118,985
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,061
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,130,046
   Program Service Revenue $2,394
Total Primary Revenue $2,132,440
   Other Revenue $215,338
TOTAL REVENUE $2,347,778
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,902,264
   Administrative Expenses $112,245
   Fundraising Expenses $148,841
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,163,350
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $184,428
   
Net Assets $2,756,643

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
Public Interest Research, Publications, Conferences, and Websites $1,126,471 59.2%
Open Government Project $252,610 13.3%
Public Interest Opportunities Program $76,274 4.0%

Ratings History
Electronic Privacy Information Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 93.98 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 97.17 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 97.17 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 97.06 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.18 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.42 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 52-2225921
Name in IRS Master File ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 2000
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$217,420 10.05% Marc Rotenberg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 93.98 four stars
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 89.39 three stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 94.21 four stars
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 85.55 three stars
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 91.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Electronic Privacy Information Center
1519 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 483-1140
fax: (202) 483-1248
EIN: 52-2225921

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Board Leadership

Anita Allen
Chair

CEO

Alan Butler
Executive Director

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