Friday, March 6, 2015

Money and a mission

Source: IRS Form 990
The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba reported spending nearly $1.8 million in 2013, according to tax reports filed in 2014.
The Miami-based group's 2013 expenses included:
  • Other salaries and wages: $664,076
  • Payroll taxes: $51,946
  • Accounting: $11,000.
  • Other: $68,800.
  • Advertising and promotion: $286.
  • Information technology: $26,622.
  • Travel: $231,321.
  • Insurance: $77,304.
  • Aid, support, cash, equipment: $625,679.
  • Contracted services: $34,705.
  • Bank fees: $6,761.
  • Miscellaneous: $94.
Total: $1,798,594.
Total expenses in 2013: $1,798,594.
The organization's executive director, Yvonne Soler McKinley, reported a salary of $138,462.
Total revenue for 2013 was $1,703,786. That included $1,068,572 in government grants and $635,214 in other contributions and fundraising, including the group's Noche Tropical event.
The foundation reported receiving $4,167,087 in grants from 2009 to 2013. That included:

  • $342,680 in 2009
  • $503,120 in 2010
  • $791,303 in 2011
  • $1,119,920 in 2012
  • $1,410,064 in 2013
The foundation says its mission is:
To empower Cuban civil society to build a durable democracy in Cuba that is free of human rights violations by enhancing on-island civil society's awareness and effectiveness in nonviolent activism and by facilitating civic training materials, communication equipment, thematic 'know-how' manual (e.g. entrepreneurship, micro-financing, etc.) and financial support along with creating awareness and documenting, within the island and in the international community, human rights violations while collaborating with international and on-island nongovernmental organizations to provide for additional expertise and resources to provide humanitarian aid.
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