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Education : Adult Education Programs and Services

Bill of Rights Institute

Educating young people about U.S. History, civics, and the Constitution

82.50

1310 North Courthouse Road Suite 620
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 894-1776   Web Site
EIN: 48-0891418

Board Leadership
Mark Humphrey
Chairman

CEO
David Bobb
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.50
  Financial 75.58
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Vision: The Institute envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is a society in which:
Students engage with and champion these rights for themselves and others.
Teachers educate students to seek knowledge and tackle challenges with these rights in mind.
Parents empower their children to apply these rights in their own lives through interaction, example, and dialogue.

Mission: The Bill of Rights Institute engages, educates, and empowers individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.

Vision: The Institute envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is a society in which:
Students engage with and champion these rights for themselves and others.
Teachers educate students to seek knowledge and tackle challenges with these rights in mind.
Parents empower their children to apply these rights in their own lives through interaction, example, and dialogue.

Mission: The Bill of Rights Institute engages, educates, and empowers individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.

Financial

75.58

Accountability & Transparency

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)
60.8%
  Administrative Expenses 26.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bill of Rights Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bill of Rights Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bill of Rights Institute (VA) 82.50
Facing History and Ourselves (MA) 90.31
The Education Foundation of Collier County (FL) 97.92
Cleveland Leadership Center (OH) 89.42
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 89.81

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,742,978
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,742,978
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,742,978
   Other Revenue $3,259
TOTAL REVENUE $5,746,237
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,025,549
   Administrative Expenses $1,288,817
   Fundraising Expenses $967,507
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,281,873
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $464,364
   
Net Assets $2,667,757

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
Outreach $1,918,195 63.4%
Content Development, Maintenance and Distribution $1,107,354 36.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 82.50
2018-12 12/01/2019 81.26
2017-12 06/01/2019 83.16
2016-08 12/01/2017 83.26
2015-08 10/01/2016 83.93
2014-08 06/01/2016 77.21
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 81.55
2013-08 03/01/2015 73.35
2012-08 12/01/2013 64.08
2011-08 11/06/2012 62.80
2010-08 09/20/2011 84.44
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 86.90
2008-08 09/01/2009 90.78

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 48-0891418
Name in IRS Master File BILL OF RIGHTS INSTITUTE
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
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 June, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$233,785 4.42% David Bobb President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bill of Rights Institute (VA) 82.50
Getting Out and Staying Out (NY) 86.03
Coro Northern California (CA) 86.67
Facing History and Ourselves (MA) 90.31
JobTrain (CA) 85.71

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Charity Contact Info

Bill of Rights Institute
1310 North Courthouse Road
Suite 620
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 894-1776
EIN: 48-0891418

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Board Leadership

Mark Humphrey
Chairman

CEO

David Bobb
President

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