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PolicyLink

Lifting up what works

three stars

87.54

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 87.54 three stars
  Financial 86.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three 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

three stars

86.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PolicyLink (CA) 87.54 three stars
Social Venture Partners (WA) 86.09 three stars
Atlas Network (DC) 97.22 four stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 89.39 three stars
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (DC) 89.31 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,064,131
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,064,131
   Program Service Revenue $2,300,429
Total Primary Revenue $17,364,560
   Other Revenue $35,227
TOTAL REVENUE $17,399,787
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,873,448
   Administrative Expenses $703,060
   Fundraising Expenses $567,216
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,143,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,256,063
   
Net Assets $7,324,579

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
Cradle to Career Program $2,830,049 22.0%
Center for Health Equity and Place $2,056,116 16.0%
Center for Infrastructure Equity $1,660,936 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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 Compensation from Affiliates
$249,667 1.76% Angela Glover Blackwell Founder, CEO $333
Other Salaries of Note
$159,824 1.12% Judith Bell Former President $1,499

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PolicyLink (CA) 87.54 three stars
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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 92.02 four stars
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Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 91.95 four 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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