Atlas Free

Putting sexual exploitation out of business since 2012.

aka Rescue:Freedom International   |   Kirkland, WA   |
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Atlas Free

EIN: 16-1773392


Atlas Free (formerly Rescue:Freedom International) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to accelerate and resource the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation.

Notes from the nonprofit

For our network, we have an in-depth application process that includes a survivor review of the organization we are looking to add. We feel this is important in the listening process and adds value to network we are hoping to build.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Jeremy Vallerand

Main address

PO Box 77

Kirkland, WA 98083 USA

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Formerly known as

Rescue:Freedom International



Subject area info

Human services

Victim aid

International development

Population served info


Victims and oppressed people

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Victims' Services (P62)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, generating $150 billion per year. We exist to accelerate and resource the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Networked Strategy with Local Partners

Atlas Free is a holistic strategy, not a singular program. We currently have 183 prevention, education, and restoration programs working together across over 20 countries and alongside over 40 Local Partners.

Every year, millions of people are trafficked for sex around the world, and a majority of these victims are women and girls [International Labour Organization].

While sex trafficking might seem invisible to some, every community is impacted by it; no group of people is immune to it. The reality is, human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the world.

At Atlas Free, we believe there will be a day when everyone is free--and we know what it takes to get us there. Working with these local experts, we have identified 11 key issues that need to be addressed for freedom to be a reality for all. We have built out programmatic efforts around these strategies.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Awareness: Making everyday people aware of the reality of sex trafficking. Turning apathy into passion, activists into abolitionists.

Policy: Making sex trafficking illegal. We need legislation in every nation that condemns the trafficking and exploitation of human life.

Law Enforcement: Enforcing laws that already exist. Protecting victims, prosecuting perpetrators, addressing corruption, and ensuring justice.

Culture: Addressing the ways exploitation is normalized in our everyday lives. Our words and the way we see the world shapes the way we treat others.

Prevention: Building resiliency and decreasing vulnerability. Addressing the forces that cause exploitation and trafficking. Forces like poverty, lack of education, and gender-based violence.

Education & Research: Sex trafficking is a complex issue, but knowledge moves us to a clear, effective, active response.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Demand: Sex buyers fuel the illegal sex trade. Without buyers, there would be no business.

Outreach: Individuals trapped in exploitation are often stigmatized and ignored. Outreach involves building relationships and programs to help those who have been exploited find pathways to freedom.

Rescue & Intervention: Helping a victim of sex trafficking escape or transition from exploitation to freedom.

Victim Services & Aftercare: Recovery, renewal, and revival of the human spirit through physical, psychological, and spiritual care. Helping victims become survivors.

Survivor Empowerment: Equipping survivors to pursue their goals and achieve a different future.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of independent organizations served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We partner directly with organizations who demonstrate programmatic effectiveness expert level understanding of sexual exploitation by funding operations, staffing, training, and specific projects.

Number of countries represented in network

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Slavery and exploitation is a global issue. Our growing network is combatting this issue in their own countries and through collaboration of our global network.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Atlas Free understands that collaboration and alignment in the anti-trafficking field is necessary for any meaningful impact on an injustice of this magnitude. We operate as the field catalyst to fight sex trafficking, resourcing and aligning anti-trafficking organizations around a shared strategy.

We take what people are best at and fit those pieces together to create a global system that combats sexual slavery. By creating connections between passionate fundraisers, expert business minds, and knowledgeable and caring program staff, we accomplish powerful interventions.

● We rescue women and children from a life of sexual slavery and help restore them to a life of freedom, independence, and hope by providing for their physical and emotional needs.
● We prevent slavery by addressing key root causes like poverty and social issues. Through outreach, education, vocational training, and awareness programs we help protect vulnerable people in communities where trafficking is occurring.
● We disrupt the demand for sexual exploitation by providing action opportunities and education to empower our global network of abolitionists.
● We are fighting slavery around the world through the most effective means possible—our Local Partners. Our Local Partners share our vision for a world without slavery and bring a unique understanding of their own cultures and their communities' challenges. By equipping them with trauma care trainings, resources, and support, they are the hands and feet of our organization. They work tirelessly to prevent the spread of slavery and care for those who have been harmed in its wake.
● We are educating churches and government officials and challenging them to become involved in the issue. We are changing conversations and laws. We are disrupting the demand for sexual slaves by reaching out to potential sex buyers. We are transforming everyday people into abolitionists by equipping them with opportunities to take action.

The Atlas Free network now spans the globe. From 2012 to the present, 951,673 people have been impacted by Atlas Free. In 2023, that number will reach 1 million.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1734.45 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Atlas Free

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Atlas Free’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $172,221 $70,384 $135,834 $2,338,425 -$171,096
As % of expenses 10.3% 2.6% 4.2% 50.9% -2.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $169,261 $67,424 $132,874 $2,332,285 -$218,075
As % of expenses 10.1% 2.5% 4.1% 50.7% -3.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,629,202 $2,849,779 $3,217,908 $6,983,515 $6,740,936
Total revenue, % change over prior year -41.8% 74.9% 12.9% 0.0% -3.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.7% 1.2% 0.6% 0.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.7% 99.1% 98.3% 96.8% 98.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,676,495 $2,715,402 $3,218,516 $4,590,586 $6,864,956
Total expenses, % change over prior year -28.6% 62.0% 18.5% 0.0% 49.5%
Personnel 36.4% 34.0% 29.1% 27.7% 25.2%
Professional fees 2.1% 0.7% 1.0% 1.4% 0.7%
Occupancy 2.5% 1.9% 1.8% 1.1% 1.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 44.4% 43.3% 53.2% 61.0% 64.8%
All other expenses 14.6% 20.1% 14.8% 8.9% 8.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,679,455 $2,718,362 $3,221,476 $4,596,726 $6,911,935
One month of savings $139,708 $226,284 $268,210 $382,549 $572,080
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $58,579
Total full costs (estimated) $1,819,163 $2,944,646 $3,489,686 $4,979,275 $7,542,594

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.5 2.4 1.9 3.3 1.5
Months of cash and investments 9.9 7.0 6.5 10.9 6.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.3 6.0 5.6 10.0 6.3
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Cash $632,537 $541,117 $513,460 $1,278,291 $883,949
Investments $749,060 $1,048,631 $1,238,714 $2,873,069 $2,889,289
Receivables $207,000 $6,000 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,500
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 0.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $1,299,718 $1,367,142 $1,500,016 $3,821,870 $3,603,795
Temporarily restricted net assets $94,363 $32,120 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $202,518 $202,518 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $296,881 $234,638 $250,248 $460,542 $292,159
Total net assets $1,596,599 $1,601,780 $1,750,264 $4,282,412 $3,895,954

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Jeremy Vallerand

Jeremy Vallerand serves as the President and CEO of Atlas Free, a non-profit organization working around the world to accelerate and resource the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation. Jeremy has been featured in Forbes as a leading social entrepreneur and has a diverse background working with corporations, government leaders, and global NGOs. He is a seasoned communicator and frequently speaks to students, civic groups, churches, and businesses about human trafficking, social innovation, and leadership. Jeremy has also been a featured TEDx speaker delivering a TEDx talk titled, “Using your Passions to Fight Injustice.” Jeremy has a graduate degree in Diplomacy from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and an undergraduate degree in Business from Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Betsy Miller

Nancy Richardson

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Derek Green

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Jeremy Vallerand

Atlas Free

Mick Kicklighter

US Army Retired

Peter McGowan

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Rebecca Hixon

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable


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