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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Religious and Civil Rights

450 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10123
tel: (212) 371-3191   Web Site
EIN: 23-7279981

Board Leadership
Walter Knysz, Jr.

Bill Donohue



Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 78.14 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 77.40 two stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 67.71 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 67.71 one star
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 64.63 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 66.33 one star
2012-12 12/01/2013 74.48 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 69.13 one star

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

EIN 23-7279981
NTEE Code R65
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
(431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
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 May, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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Charity Contact Info

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
450 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10123
tel: (212) 371-3191
fax: (212) 371-3394
EIN: 23-7279981

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Board Leadership

Walter Knysz, Jr.


Bill Donohue

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