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HIAS

CharityWatch report issued
December 2017

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
77%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$14
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

HIAS
1300 Spring Street
Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Other Names

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.hias.org

Stated Mission

To rescue people whose lives are in danger for being who they are. Protects the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety & freedom; advocates for the protection of refugees; and assures that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 77%

The percentage of HIAS's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$51,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $14

How many dollars HIAS spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$17,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

50% to 100%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
HIAS IRS Form 990 13-5633307
HIAS Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: HIAS
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-5633307
Entity: HIAS
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
HIAS
meets governance benchmarks.
 
HIAS
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Mark Hetfield President/CEO $343,630
2 Farhan Irshad CFO $321,900
3 Riva Silverman VP External Affairs $293,769
1
Name: Mark Hetfield
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $343,630
2
Name: Farhan Irshad
Title: CFO
Compensation: $321,900
3
Name: Riva Silverman
Title: VP External Affairs
Compensation: $293,769

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of HIAS includes the accounts of HIAS's domestic and international operations offices, which are consolidated in the HIAS audited financial statements for the year-ended December 31, 2016, according to Note 1 of the consolidated audit.
According to the HIAS consolidated audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 8, Concentrations and International Risks):

"The most significant source of HIAS's revenue are grants from the U.S. Government. In 2016, HIAS received $21,243,694 and $3,250,069 from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, respectively, accounting for approximately 49% and 7%, respectively, of total revenues and other support..."

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