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Policing Equity

CharityWatch report issued
May 2021

CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Policing Equity
1925 Century Park East
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Other Names

Center for Policing Equity

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To improve racial and gender equity in policing, within law enforcement agencies and between agencies and the communities they serve, and to carry on other charitable activities associated with this purpose as allowed by law.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2019

Program Percentage: 94%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $1

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


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Policing Equity IRS Form 990 81-4945849
Policing Equity Audited Financial Statements 81-4945849
Entity: Policing Equity
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 81-4945849
Entity: Policing Equity
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 81-4945849

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.
Policing Equity
does not meet governance benchmarks.
Policing Equity
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
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

  Name Title Compensation
1 Divam Jain Employee $108,604
2 John Tindel Employee $102,294
Name: Divam Jain
Title: Employee
Compensation: $108,604
Name: John Tindel
Title: Employee
Compensation: $102,294

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.

According to the Policing Equity audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 11, Concentrations):

"During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Organization received contributions from a foundation and two individuals which aggregated 65% (20%, 18% and 27% [respectively]) of total public support and other income..."

According to the Policing Equity audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 13, Other matters, Paycheck Protection Program Loan):

"On April 15, 2020, the Company was granted a loan in the aggregate amount of $306,290, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP Loan) under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The PPP Loan is unsecured and has an interest rate of 1% per annum and subject to the terms and conditions applicable to loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration under the CARES Act. Subject to certain conditions, the PPP loan may be forgiven in whole or in part... Assuming the principal amount is not forgiven, the payment schedule would consist of monthly consecutive payments beginning in November 2020 with the final payment due in April 2022 for all principal and accrued interest not yet paid."

According to the Policing Equity audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 13, Other matters, COVID-19):

"The Company may be adversely affected by health epidemics including the recent coronavirus outbreak. In December 2019, an outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) originated in Wuhan, China and has since spread to a number of other countries, including the U.S. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. In addition, several states in the U.S., including California, where we are headquartered, have declared a state of emergency.

"Potential impacts to the Company include disruptions or restrictions on our employees' ability to work. In addition, COVID-19 could adversely affect the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could affect demand for Company's services and operating results. Any of the foregoing could harm the Company and management cannot anticipate all of the ways in which health epidemics such as COVID-19 could adversely impact the Company. Although management is continuing to monitor and assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ultimate impact of the COVID-19 outbreak or a similar health epidemic is highly uncertain and subject to change."

According to the Policing Equity audit of December 31, 2019 (Note 8, Donated services and facilities), the organization received donated services and use of facilities in 2019 on which it placed a total value of $233,585. Of this amount, $201,360 consisted of "Chief executive officer services."

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

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