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    Children's Defense Fund

    Children's Defense Fund

     

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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible

    ...http://www.childrensdefense.org

    ...840 1ST ST NE STE 300
    Washington DC 20002-8000

    202-662-3654


    Washington DC | IRS ruling year: 1969 | EIN: 52-0895622  

     

    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 every day, at every level and on behalf of every child, to improve their lives today and for generations to come. CDF champions policies and programs that lift children and youth out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to a quality education, health care and a successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

    CDF's work is made possible through the generous support of individuals, organizations, the faith community, foundations, small businesses and corporations.

     


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 87%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.


    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Children's Defense Fund is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
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    Accountability & Finance

     

    Children's Defense Fund has earned a 87% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
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    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
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    Financial Metrics
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    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 19.80% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.89 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 12.80% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 7.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 79.50% - 8.42/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 0.40% - 0.4/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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