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PolicyLink

Lifting up what works

three stars

88.22

1438 Webster Street Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 663-2333   Web Site
EIN: 94-3297479

Board Leadership
James O. Gibson
Chair

CEO
Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. PolicyLink work is guided by the belief that those closest to the nation's challenges are central to the search for solutions. With local and national partners, PolicyLink is spotlighting promising practices, supporting advocacy campaigns, and helping to bridge the traditional divide between local communities and policymaking at the local, regional, state, and national levels. By developing and implementing multifaceted strategies, PolicyLink seeks to ensure that everyone- including low-income communities of color- can contribute to and benefit from local and regional growth and development.

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. PolicyLink work is guided by the belief that those closest to the nation's challenges are central to the search for solutions. With local and national partners, PolicyLink is spotlighting promising practices, supporting advocacy campaigns, and helping to bridge the traditional divide between local communities and policymaking at the local, regional, state, and national levels. By developing and implementing multifaceted strategies, PolicyLink seeks to ensure that everyone- including low-income communities of color- can contribute to and benefit from local and regional growth and development.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PolicyLink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PolicyLink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PolicyLink (CA) 88.22 three stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 90.60 four stars
Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) 89.37 three stars
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (NY) 87.25 three stars
Creative Commons (CA) 89.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,740,914
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,740,914
   Program Service Revenue $3,144,621
Total Primary Revenue $18,885,535
   Other Revenue $68,611
TOTAL REVENUE $18,954,146
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,814,171
   Administrative Expenses $812,064
   Fundraising Expenses $540,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,167,006
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,787,140
   
Net Assets $14,111,719

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
Center for Health Equity and Place $3,275,507 30.3%
Equitable Economy $2,899,784 26.8%
Cradle to Career Program $2,393,486 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.22 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 87.54 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.20 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.83 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 89.76 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 88.30 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.95 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 90.97 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 07/01/2010 93.53 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.14 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 90.45 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 82.28 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 89.26 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 81.02 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 94-3297479
Name in IRS Master File POLICYLINK
NTEE Code S21
NTEE Classification Community Coalitions
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
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
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 November, 1998
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$311,667 2.56% Angela Glover Blackwell Founder, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PolicyLink (CA) 88.22 three stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 88.57 three stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 87.24 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 88.29 three stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 88.61 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PolicyLink
1438 Webster Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 663-2333
fax: (510) 663-9684
EIN: 94-3297479

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Board Leadership

James O. Gibson
Chair

CEO

Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder, CEO

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