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The Equal Rights Center (ERC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

ERC is a lgbt rights organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1983. As of 2019 they had $1.7 million in revenue and $1.9 million in assets.

Since 1983 the Equal Rights Center (ERC) has identified, challenged, and eliminated discrimination. Today the ERC stands as one of the few truly comprehensive civil rights organizations in the United States.

(202) 234-3062
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Program areas at ERC

In 2018, the erc conducted 701 civil rights tests designed to identify unlawful discrimination in housing, employment, and access to public accommodations. The erc also trained housing professionals and members of the community in fair housing and accessible design & construction. The erc launched a web-based app called accessa11y. This app crowdsources wheelchair accessibility information for restaurants and retail stores in the Washington, dc metro area & the new york metropolitan area. In 2018, the erc also developed a new e-learning course to educate housing providers about fair housing requirements specific to dc.

Form 990s for ERC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Sep 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 6, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 26, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Aug 24, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for ERC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$619,151
Program services$1,071,313
Investment income and dividends$13,536
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$430
Total revenues$1,704,430

Vendors for ERC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-02-22
███ ███ ███Content management system software; Marketing software; Fundraising software; Advocacy software2020-02-22
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-02-22
█████████Content management system software2020-02-22
██████ █████████ ███ ████████Tax accounting2019-08-31
█████ █████ ████Tax accounting2013-07-30

Personnel at ERC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kate ScottInterim Executive Director-March 24, 2020
Crystal LewisDirector of Finance and Administration-March 24, 2020
█████████ ███████Accessibility Rights Director$104,460Dec. 31, 2018
████ █████External Affairs Manager-March 24, 2020
████ ███████Civil Rights Testing Manager-March 24, 2020
█████ ████████Training and Compliance Program Manager-March 24, 2020
█████ ███████████Fair Housing Rights Program Manager-March 24, 2020
█████ ██████Accessibility Rights Manager-March 24, 2020
███████ █ ████Past Executive Director$145,115Aug. 31, 2019
█████ ██████ ██████████President$0March 24, 2020
...and six more key personnel

Peer lgbt rights organizations

1The International Institute on Race Equality and Human Rights501(c)(3)$1.1 millionWashington, DC
2Gay and Andlesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)501(c)(3)$4.4 millionBoston, MA
3Parents Families and Friends of Lesb- Ians &gays Pflag Greater Boston501(c)(3)$771,911Waltham, MA
4Matthew Shepard Foundation501(c)(3)$774,716Casper, WY
5Equality Ohio Education Fund501(c)(3)$836,758Columbus, OH
6Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionWashington, DC
7Pflag501(c)(3)$3.7 millionWashington, DC
8National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)501(c)(3)$874,655Washington, DC
9LGBTQ Victory Institute501(c)(3)$2.4 millionWashington, DC
10Freedom for All Americans Education Fund501(c)(3)$2.5 millionWashington, DC
11Equality Florida Institute501(c)(3)$3.9 millionSt Petersburg, FL
12Sacramento LGBT Community Center501(c)(3)$1.9 millionSacramento, CA
13Campaign For Southern Equality501(c)(3)$1.0 millionAsheville, NC
14Immigration Equality501(c)(3)$1.4 millionNew York, NY
15Gay-Straight Alliance Network501(c)(3)$2.1 millionOakland, CA
16Equality Foundation of Ga501(c)(3)$1.0 millionAtlanta, GA
17Philanthrofund Foundation501(c)(3)$494,251Minneapolis, MN
18Outfront Minnesota Community Services501(c)(3)$848,233Minneapolis, MN
19Basic Rights Education Fund501(c)(3)$1.0 millionPortland, OR
20Equality California Institute (EQCA)501(c)(3)$1.7 millionLos Angeles, CA
21Equality Federation Institute501(c)(3)$1.5 millionPortland, OR
22Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY)501(c)(3)$1.7 millionBoston, MA
23True Colors Fund501(c)(3)$2.0 millionNew York, NY
24Equality Minnesota501(c)(3)$567,438Minneapolis, MN
25Equality Michigan501(c)(3)$533,443Detroit, MI