Governance & Financials
Accountability Counsel is committed to undertaking its work with integrity, to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. We recognize that our impact rests on having legitimacy and credibility as an organization that can be trusted, that upholds the standards of transparency, equity, and accountability that we demand of others, and that attracts and retains a talented and engaged team.
These values inform our governance, including the policies below:
- Compensation Equity and Transparency Framework
- Anti-Slavery and Trafficking Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Gift and Revenue Acceptance Policy
- International Advocates Code of Ethics
If you have any questions about these policies, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Executive Director and Director of Finance and Administration will receive those emails.
Our Own Accountability
If you have any concerns about our work, or knowledge of any misconduct or violations of the policies linked above, we strongly encourage you to submit a report using this form.
Accountability Counsel is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the U.S. Our tax identification number (EIN) is 46-1909035.
Financial Audit Reports
- Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Financial Audit Report
- Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 Financial Audit Report
- Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 Financial Audit Report
- Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2016 – 2017 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2015 – 2016 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2014 – 2015 Form 990
- Fiscal Year 2013 – 2014 Form 990-EZ
Accountability Counsel is primarily philanthropically funded, with about 95% of our income coming from foundations and 5% from individual donors. We only solicit and accept gifts and revenue that are consistent with our mission and that support our core programs, operations, and any special projects. In accordance with our Gift and Revenue Acceptance Policy, we evaluate all potential solicitation of gifts, unsolicited gifts, and revenue to ensure that accepting gifts or revenue does not create actual or perceived conflicts-of-interest with our vision, mission, strategy, or programmatic goals.
Current foundation funders include: 11th Hour Project, Anonymous, the Burkehaven Family Foundation the Christensen Fund, David & Anita Keller Foundation, Environmental Defenders Collaborative, Ford Foundation, Foundation to Promote Open Society, Jamel & Tom Perkins Family Foundation Fund, Luminate, NoVo Foundation, Sall Family Foundation, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Start Small, Stichting Foundation for International Law for the Environment, Wallace Global Fund, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, and Woodcock Foundation.
Previous foundation funders include: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Echoing Green, Heising-Simons Foundation, Open Road Alliance, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.