CharityWatch REPORT
Issued February 2019

Contact & General Information

Comic Relief
488 Madison Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tax Status: 501(c)3

Other Names

America Gives Back--(formerly known as)
Charity Projects Entertainment Fund--(formerly known as)
Flying Start Fund
Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund
Jack Black Fund for Kids
Red Nose Day
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Stated Mission

To drive positive change through the power of entertainment; undertakes charitable & educational activities with the aim of eliminating poverty & improving conditions for children & disadvantaged persons in the U.S. & throughout the world.
Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/17

Program Percentage :  90 %

Calculated Total Expenses (rounded) :  $92,000,000 

A charity's Program % is the percentage of its cash budget it spends on Programs relative to Overhead (Fundraising and Management & General Expenses)

Cost to Raise $100 :  $ 8

Calculated Total Contributions (rounded) :  $94,000,000 

Cost to Raise $100 signifies how many dollars a charity spends on Fundraising to raise each $100 of Contributions.

Government Funding

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For the reporting year rated by CharityWatch, this charity received cash grants/contributions from government sources within a range of:

0% to 24%

Financial Documents

Comic Relief's rating is based on CharityWatch's in-depth analysis of the following documents for the fiscal year represented:

Entity Document Type Tax Id #
Comic Relief Audited Financial Statements 01-0885377
Comic Relief IRS Form 990 01-0885377

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