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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Death with Dignity National Center

Promoting death with dignity laws

four stars

95.76

520 SW Sixth Avenue Suite 1220
Portland, OR 97204
tel: (503) 228-4415   Web Site
EIN: 93-1162366

Board Leadership
George Eighmey
President

CEO
Peg Sandeen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.76 four stars
  Financial 94.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote death with dignity laws based on our model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care. We are an organization that expands the freedom of all qualified terminally ill Americans to make their own end-of-life decisions, including how they die; promotes death with dignity laws around the United States based on the groundbreaking Oregon model; provides information, education, and support about Death with Dignity as an end-of-life option to patients, family members, legislators, advocates, healthcare and end-of-life care professionals, media, and the interested public; and mounts legal defense of physician-assisted dying legislation.

The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote death with dignity laws based on our model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care. We are an organization that expands the freedom of all qualified terminally ill Americans to make their own end-of-life decisions, including how they die; promotes death with dignity laws around the United States based on the groundbreaking Oregon model; provides information, education, and support about Death with Dignity as an end-of-life option to patients, family members, legislators, advocates, healthcare and end-of-life care professionals, media, and the interested public; and mounts legal defense of physician-assisted dying legislation.

Financial

four stars

94.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.79
  Program Expenses Growth 23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Death with Dignity National Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Death with Dignity National Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Death with Dignity National Center (OR) 95.76 four stars
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 96.44 four stars
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (VA) 85.90 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,481,552
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,481,552
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,481,552
   Other Revenue $181,643
TOTAL REVENUE $1,663,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $889,027
   Administrative Expenses $124,876
   Fundraising Expenses $123,190
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,137,093
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $526,102
   
Net Assets $3,581,287

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 Policy Analysis $414,073 46.6%
Public Education $354,895 39.9%
Communication $120,059 13.5%

Ratings History
Death with Dignity National Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 05/01/2021 95.76 four stars
2019-03 09/01/2020 93.65 four stars
2019-03 04/01/2020 93.38 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 93-1162366
Name in IRS Master File DEATH WITH DIGNITY NATIONAL CENTER
NTEE Code R67
NTEE Classification Right to Die, Euthanasia Issues
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,287 10.31% Peg Sandeen Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Death with Dignity National Center (OR) 95.76 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Death with Dignity National Center
520 SW Sixth Avenue
Suite 1220
Portland, OR 97204
tel: (503) 228-4415
EIN: 93-1162366

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Board Leadership

George Eighmey
President

CEO

Peg Sandeen
Executive Director

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