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Center for Food Safety

Protecting our farms, our health, and our environment

three stars

85.99

660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Suite 302
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-9359   Web Site
EIN: 52-2165893

Board Leadership
Adele Douglass
President

CEO
Andrew Kimbrell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.99 three stars
  Financial 81.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, Center for Food Safety (CFS) works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach.

Founded in 1997, Center for Food Safety (CFS) works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach.

Financial

three stars

81.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Food Safety on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Food Safety on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 92.29 four stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 88.31 three stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.25 four stars
Independence Institute (CO) 88.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,319,424
   Federated Campaigns $5,140
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,324,564
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,324,564
   Other Revenue $93,751
TOTAL REVENUE $4,418,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,006,639
   Administrative Expenses $169,211
   Fundraising Expenses $204,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,380,584
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $37,731
   
Net Assets $885,986

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
True Food Network $2,080,566 51.9%
GE Crops Program $1,118,450 27.9%
Factory Farm Reform $481,132 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 85.99 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.29 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.58 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.27 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.05 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 94.54 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 80.40 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 74.96 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.59 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 91.23 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 79.93 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 86.77 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 84.33 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 93.88 four stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 94.13 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-2165893
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY
NTEE Code K01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$214,200 4.88% Andrew Kimbrell Executive Director

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Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Center for Food Safety
660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-9359
fax: (202) 547-9429
EIN: 52-2165893

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Board Leadership

Adele Douglass
President

CEO

Andrew Kimbrell
Executive Director

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