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PolicyLink

Lifting up what works.®

four stars

91.44

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

Board Leadership
Sheri Dunn Berry
Chair

CEO
Michael A. McAfee
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.44 four stars
  Financial 94.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of policies formally introduced
49
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,219,323
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,219,323
   Program Service Revenue $3,752,619
Total Primary Revenue $13,971,942
   Other Revenue $90,048
TOTAL REVENUE $14,061,990
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,692,174
   Administrative Expenses $1,022,155
   Fundraising Expenses $355,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,070,035
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,008,045
   
Net Assets $19,432,864

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,833 1.50% Michael McAfee CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$259,830 1.72% Angela Glover Blackwell Former CEO

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.

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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
Chair

CEO

Michael A. McAfee
President and Chief Executive Officer