Operation Underground Railroad

The information on this page was last updated 7/11/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

We exist to rescue children from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.


Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 57338
Salt Lake City, UT 84157

Website: ourrescue.org

Phone: (818)850-6146

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 463614979

CEO/President: Brad Damon

Chairman: Tim Ballard

Board size: 7

Founder: Tim Ballard

Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

We lead the fight against child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation around the globe. Our work has no boundaries- we go to the darkest corners of the world to assist law enforcement in rescuing children and ensure ongoing aftercare. We provide critical resources to law enforcement and preventative efforts that benefit at-risk children worldwide.

Our resolve never falters, and we will faithfully persevere until every child is safe.


Mission statement

To shine a light worldwide on the global epidemic of child sex trafficking, and in so doing, rescue more children from slavery and assist law enforcement to seek justice for those who violate children. While our focus remains on children, we assist survivors of all ages to bring them safety and healing. We place survivors on a path to recovery by partnering with vetted aftercare providers or by placing them with families.


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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1100 of 110242 of 42
Fund acquisition rating1041 of 110341 of 42
Resource allocation rating1052 of 110341 of 42
Asset utilization rating1086 of 110242 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%23%9%4%4%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%21%8%4%4%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%94%94%97%95%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%14%11%13%10%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%6%6%3%5%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%72%73%76%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%151%74%29%43%64%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%109%54%22%36%55%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-51%26%71%57%36%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%-25%13%50%42%37%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%16%10%5%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.100.620.380.200.310.66
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.428.662.664.117.874.50
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.075.391.020.822.422.96
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.614.8526.2925.6639.8523.71
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.210.040.040.030.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.771.7711.3114.094.823.89
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%15%2%1%0%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%10%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
65%136%257%497%323%151%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$4,952,087$26,534,426$15,232,749$3,023,076$3,062,277
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,298,716$4,294,709$1,328,361$907,671$744,786
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,250,803$30,829,135$16,561,110$3,930,747$3,807,063
Long-term investments$43,711,745$39,914,760$50,998,603$25,767,207$12,597,159
Fixed assets$14,137,825$9,232,049$483,626$486,214$499,334
Other long-term assets$5,384,041$2,162,869$32,973$733,212$235,939
Total long-term assets$63,233,611$51,309,678$51,515,202$26,986,633$13,332,432
Total assets$71,484,414$82,138,813$68,076,312$30,917,380$17,139,495
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$1,702,898$1,172,483$645,469$98,627$160,599
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,702,898$1,172,483$645,469$98,627$160,599
Debt$7,249,978$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,899,469$207,169$21,862$7,882$7,090
Total long-term liabilities$9,149,447$207,169$21,862$7,882$7,090
Total liabilities$10,852,345$1,379,652$667,331$106,509$167,689
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$60,022,537$80,611,761$67,126,948$30,789,887$16,801,471
With donor restrictions$609,532$147,400$282,033$20,984$170,335
Net assets$60,632,069$80,759,161$67,408,981$30,810,871$16,971,806
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$27,637,158$39,658,518$45,943,117$21,193,139$17,505,241
Program service revenue$1,340,239$890,559$973,455$353,883$245,819
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$154,424$1,426,574$571,370$671,725($105,565)
Other revenue$230,903$334,418$61,071$166,755($113,298)
Total other revenue$1,725,566$2,651,551$1,605,896$1,192,363$26,956
Total revenue$29,362,724$42,310,069$47,549,013$22,385,502$17,532,197
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$31,910,480$22,891,485$10,360,983$8,108,870$9,624,186
Management and general$6,349,474$5,045,971$1,384,879$499,849$465,006
Fundraising$6,221,265$3,535,118$1,813,312$921,963$1,171,681
Total expenses$44,481,219$31,472,574$13,559,174$9,530,682$11,260,873
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($15,118,495)$10,837,495$33,989,839$12,854,820$6,271,324
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($15,118,495)$10,837,495$33,989,839$12,854,820$6,271,324

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Brad DamonPresident$566,550
Tim BallardFounder and CEO$546,458
Simon BrewerChief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer$400,350
Nathon LewisChief Development Officer$309,083
Emily EvansChief Communications Officer$290,167
Jerry GowenChief Experience Officer$281,706
Alessandra SeranoChief Legal Officer$281,400
Jeff CarterChief E-Commerce Officer$268,258
Marc ReynoldsBoard of Directors$4,800

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

Tim Ballard spent more than a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team.

He has worked in that role and has seen every type of case in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings. He's worked in the United States and in multiple foreign countries to infiltrate child trafficking organizations. He has successfully dismantled dozens of these organizations and rescued children from slavery and exploitation.

While working for the government, Ballard saw how much more is needed in the fight against child trafficking and exploitation across the world. In 2013, he and a team of former government operatives left the security of their careers to accomplish the work of rescuing children as a private foundation - Operation Underground Railroad. At O.U.R., Tim has created a team that can work in any jurisdiction and in conjunction with law enforcement to rescue children directly. That team exists today and operates all over the world.


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