Polaris Project in Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

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Polaris Project
Employer Identification Number (EIN)030391561
Name of OrganizationPolaris Project
In Care of NameDerek Ellerman
AddressPO BOX 53315, Washington, DC 20009-9315
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date04/2002
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$2,210,766
Amount of Income$3,392,490
Form 990 Revenue Amount$3,392,490
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)International, Foreign Affairs and National Security: International Human Rights


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Amount of income in 2011: $3,392,490 (it was $3,283,509 in 2010)
Polaris Project: 

 $3,392,490
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $108,913

Assets in 2011: $2,210,766 (it was $1,994,160 in 2010)
Polaris Project: 

 $2,210,766
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $37,351

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Functional expenses for 2011

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$3,392,490
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$3,284,530
Program Service Revenue$67,550
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$2,297
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$38,113
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$3,060,497
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$125,832
Other salaries and wages$1,645,605
Payroll taxes$157,643
Professional fundraising services$13,400
Other$1,118,017
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$2,210,766
Total liabilities$145,692
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$145,692
Total net assets or fund balances$2,065,074
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$14,379,104
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$14,366,621
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$12,483
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$67,550
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska1
Arizona1
California44
Colorado7
Connecticut1
District of Columbia34
Delaware2
Florida22
Georgia7
Iowa3
Idaho1
Illinois5
Indiana2
Kansas1
Kentucky3
Louisiana1
Massachusetts15
Maryland9
Maine2
Michigan2
Minnesota6
Missouri3
North Carolina4
Nebraska2
New Hampshire1
New Jersey8
New Mexico3
Nevada1
New York47
Ohio3
Oregon4
Pennsylvania4
Tennessee4
Texas10
Virginia21
Washington6
Wisconsin1
International2
Total293

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