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Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States


  • Does not meet all standards

Expiration Date:
Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States
Formerly known as:
90 John Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10038
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1965, Delaware
Stated Purpose:
" To create a world that ensures social justice and sexual rights. To affirm that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. To advocate for the right of all people to accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and sexual health services. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 8 : Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

  • According to the organization's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, the organization spent $652,346 or (63 %) of its total expenses ($1,035,805) on program service activities.

Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.


SIECUS provides information, resources, technical assistance, and training on sexuality-related issues to individuals and organizations, including educators, school health professionals, students, parents, and news outlets worldwide. The organization also leads a proactive agenda to advance policies related to sexuality at the local, state, national, and international levels.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Monica Rodrigues, President and CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Elizabeth Casparian
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct Mail Appeals, Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.), Grant Proposals, Internet.
Fundraising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,287,158 are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on SIECUS's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Foundation grants




Government grant income


Fees for services


Publications and other earned income


Miscellaneous income


Interest income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Public policy



Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 63%  Fund Raising: 21%  Administrative 16% 
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Beginning net assets $826,214
Ending net assets 391,577
Total liabilities 44,134

Total assets



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