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PolicyLink

Lifting up what works.®

95.72

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

Board Leadership
Sheri Dunn Berry
Director, Chair

CEO
Michael A. McAfee
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.72
  Financial 95.47
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

95.47

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,282,651
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,000
Total Contributions $12,339,651
   Program Service Revenue $2,161,760
Total Primary Revenue $14,501,411
   Other Revenue $146,182
TOTAL REVENUE $14,647,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,332,620
   Administrative Expenses $1,000,355
   Fundraising Expenses $447,763
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,780,738
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $866,855
   
Net Assets $20,299,719

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$273,830 1.98% Michael A. McAfee President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$281,592 2.04% Angela Glover Blackwell Founder in Residence

Mission

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) 95.72
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 86.16
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 89.79
The Center for Democracy & Technology (DC) 95.79
The Claremont Institute (CA) 86.77

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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

Sheri Dunn Berry
Director, Chair

CEO

Michael A. McAfee
President & CEO