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    Children's Defense Fund
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    Children's Defense Fund

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    501(c)(3) organization
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    840 1st Street NE, Suite 300
    Attn: Development DepartmentWashington DC 20002

    Washington DC | IRS ruling year: 1969 | EIN: 52-0895622  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    For nearly 50 years, the Children's Defense Fund has been fiercely independent and unwavering in our defense against any attack on children. We continue to work ever ... (More)
     

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    Historical Ratings
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    This organization appears on the most recent listing of nonprofits that are delinquent with California state registrations


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    Rating Report

    Culture & Community
    Score

    89

    This beacon provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves.

    Assessments

    Constituent Feedback

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    Equity Strategies™

    89 out of 100 points

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    Equity Strategies™ - Number of Data, Policies & Processes
    89 out of 100 points
     
    This organization's score of 89 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 9 Equity Practices.
    The Equity Strategies™ checklist, developed by Equity in the Center™, consists of data, policies & processess that promote racial equity in operations and programs. The Equity Strategies™ were developed by Equity In The Center®, and collected in partnership with Candid.
    Equity Data (4/7)

    We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.

    We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and/or portfolios.

    We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization/'s programs, portfolios, and the populations served.

    We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.

    We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.

    We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured

    We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
    Equity Policies & Processes (5/7)

    We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.

    We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.

    We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.

    We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.

    We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.

    We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.

    We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

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