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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Privacy is a fundamental right

four stars

97.17

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
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 newsleter 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 newsleter 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.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth 16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
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) 97.17 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Inc. (DC) 92.45 four stars
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC) 97.39 four stars
First Liberty Institute (TX) 86.07 three stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 95.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,908,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $35,000
   Fundraising Events $77,652
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,020,994
   Program Service Revenue $2,099
Total Primary Revenue $2,023,093
   Other Revenue $76,800
TOTAL REVENUE $2,099,893
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,811,144
   Administrative Expenses $119,813
   Fundraising Expenses $88,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,019,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $80,863
   
Net Assets $2,547,138

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 $1,047,331 57.8%
Open Government Project $289,842 16.0%
Public Interest Opportunities Program $94,173 5.2%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$241,620 11.96% Marc Rotenberg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 97.17 four stars
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CA) 87.15 three stars
National Coalition Against Censorship (NY) 97.85 four stars
National Iranian American Council (DC) 86.92 three stars
World Youth Alliance (NY) 85.28 three 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
Interim Executive Director

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