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EarthRights International

The power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment

four stars

97.99

1612 K Street, NW Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-5188   Web Site
EIN: 04-3265555

Board Leadership
Laura Levine & Abby Reyes
Co-Chairs

CEO
Ka Hsaw Wa
Co-Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.99 four stars
  Financial 97.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EarthRights International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EarthRights International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EarthRights International (DC) 97.99 four stars
Just Detention International (CA) 100.00 four stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 91.45 four stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 96.19 four stars
PCI Media Impact (NY) 93.98 four stars

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EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. ERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, ERI seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work. ERI is a group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,930,214
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,930,214
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,930,214
   Other Revenue $100,600
TOTAL REVENUE $5,030,814
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,350,723
   Administrative Expenses $333,335
   Fundraising Expenses $300,677
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,984,735
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,046,079
   
Net Assets $7,707,698

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
Legal Support and Litigation $1,339,200 57.0%
Advocacy and Campaigns $279,686 11.9%
Education $265,868 11.3%

Ratings History
EarthRights International has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 97.99 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 96.53 four stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 94.34 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 91.43 four stars
2013-01 12/01/2014 97.01 four stars
2013-01 06/01/2014 92.16 four stars
2012-01 08/01/2013 95.23 four stars
2011-01 05/01/2012 96.98 four stars
2010-01 12/01/2011 92.14 four stars
2010-01 11/01/2011 89.33 three stars
2010-01 09/20/2011 84.40 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-01 06/01/2011 98.49 four stars
2009-01 07/01/2010 98.29 four stars
2008-01 08/01/2009 97.31 four stars
2007-01 07/01/2008 85.68 three stars
2006-01 04/01/2007 94.53 four stars
2005-01 02/01/2006 90.50 four stars
2004-01 09/01/2005 88.10 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 04-3265555
Name in IRS Master File EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
(910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 October, 1995
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • January, 2013
  • January, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,916 4.45% Ka Hsaw Wa Co-Founder, Executive Director

EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. ERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, ERI seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work. ERI is a group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EarthRights International (DC) 97.99 four stars
World Jewish Congress - American Section (NY) 95.87 four stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 93.31 four stars
Women's Learning Partnership (MD) 92.38 four stars
HIAS (MD) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

EarthRights International
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-5188
fax: (202) 466-5189
EIN: 04-3265555

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Board Leadership

Laura Levine & Abby Reyes
Co-Chairs

CEO

Ka Hsaw Wa
Co-Founder and Executive Director

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