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Polaris is a abuse or exploitation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 2002. As of 2019 they had $5.5 million in revenue and $6.8 million in assets.

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their free...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Polaris Project.

(202) 790-6300
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Program areas at Polaris

National hotline: in 2017, Polaris Project continued to operate the national human trafficking hotline (nhth), with funding from the u.s. department of health and human services, office on trafficking in persons (otip). The national hotline improves the national response to protect victims of trafficking by connecting victims with a range of comprehensive services in the united states, and equips stakeholders with the most comprehensive tools and approaches necessary to enhance community networking, coordination, and response. In addition to operating the nhth, Polaris Project receives tips and communicates with victims through a texting service, and fields calls from outside the u.s.

Data analysis program (dap): collects and analyzes data from the Polaris operated national hotlines, partner organizations, and public sources to map the scope, size, and systems of modern slavery, while breaking down data silos and building data infrastructure for the field. Dap seeks to understand and illuminate the complex issue of human trafficking, and provide the anti-trafficking field with the best tools possible through comprehensive analytics, guiding Polaris' priorities and the field toward eradication.

Strategic initiatives (si): Polaris' extensive review of hotline, public source and partnership provided data has produced a detailed root cause analysis for more than 25 types of human trafficking, using this analysis, Polaris designs targeted intervention campaigns to significantly disrupt or eliminate the key factors allowing each type to exist. Current work includes disruption of trafficking in illicit massage business and exploratory work on the trafficking of women and girls via mexico and latin america.

Form 990s for Polaris

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 16, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 10, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 7, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Polaris

Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,474,139
Program services$65,170
Investment income and dividends$40,001
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,579,310

Vendors for Polaris

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Engaging NetworksFundraising software; Advocacy software2020-06-23
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-23
█████████Content management system software2020-06-23
███████ ███ ███████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-12-16
██████ █████████ ███ ████████Tax accounting2018-10-31
██████████CRM software2018-09-28

Personnel at Polaris

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Bradley MylesChief Executive Officer$169,058July 17, 2019
Nancy McGuire ChoiInterim Chief Executive Officer / Choi | Chief Operating Officer-May 20, 2020
█████ ████████Chief Communications Officer-May 20, 2020
█████ █████Chief Development Officer-May 20, 2020
████████ █████████Chief People Officer-May 20, 2020
█████████ ████Chief Program Officer / Chief Prog Officer-May 20, 2020
███████ ██████Director of Finance-Oct. 3, 2019
███████ ████████Director of Media Relations-July 17, 2019
██████ █████ ██████Director of Strategic Initiatives-July 17, 2019
████ █████Program Director-July 17, 2019
...and six more key personnel

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