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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

OutServe-SLDN

Stronger. Together.

three stars

86.77

P.O. Box 65301 Washington, DC 20035
tel: (800) 538-7418   Web Site
EIN: 52-1845000

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Mueller & Wes Reynolds
Co-Chairs

CEO
Andy Blevins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.77 three stars
  Financial 84.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 12,000 requests for assistance.

OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 12,000 requests for assistance.

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Financial

three stars

84.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
67.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 78.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by OutServe-SLDN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by OutServe-SLDN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
OutServe-SLDN (DC) 86.77 three stars
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.72 four stars
Center on Halsted (IL) 93.19 four stars
The Center on Colfax (CO) 85.48 three stars
SAGE (NY) 91.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $229,160
   Federated Campaigns $5,410
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $234,570
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $234,570
   Other Revenue $6,864
TOTAL REVENUE $241,434
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $395,852
   Administrative Expenses $25,164
   Fundraising Expenses $68,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $489,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-248,405
   
Net Assets $603,797

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
Member Services $192,578 48.6%
Legal & Government Affairs $156,872 39.6%
Communications $46,402 11.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.77 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 73.38 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 76.45 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.82 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 28.49 zero star
2013-12 05/01/2015 65.80 one star
2012-12 10/01/2013 73.51 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 73.35 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.96 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.70 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 69.47 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 77.96 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 86.56 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 79.78 two stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 89.52 three stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 88.46 three stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 89.04 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 52-1845000
Name in IRS Master File OUTSERVE-SLDN INC
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 September, 1994
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
$73,220 14.94% Matthew Thorn Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
OutServe-SLDN (DC) 86.77 three stars
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Equality Florida Institute (FL) 92.03 four stars
Keshet (MA) 94.18 four stars
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (CA) 91.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

OutServe-SLDN
P.O. Box 65301
Washington, DC 20035
tel: (800) 538-7418
EIN: 52-1845000

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Mueller & Wes Reynolds
Co-Chairs

CEO

Andy Blevins
Executive Director

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