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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Religious and Civil Rights

two stars

77.40

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

Board Leadership
Walter Knysz, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Bill Donohue
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.40 two stars
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Catholic League is the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened. When slanderous assaults are made against the Catholic Church, the Catholic League hits the newspapers, television, and radio talk shows defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as much verve as any other institution in society.

The Catholic League is the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened. When slanderous assaults are made against the Catholic Church, the Catholic League hits the newspapers, television, and radio talk shows defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as much verve as any other institution in society.

Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
49.6%
  Administrative Expenses 26.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.97
  Program Expenses Growth 14.4%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (NY) 77.40 two stars
Wellstone Action Fund (MN) 86.92 three stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 91.21 four stars
Violence Policy Center (DC) 92.04 four stars
American Family Association (MS) 90.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,960,292
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,960,292
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,960,292
   Other Revenue $537,824
TOTAL REVENUE $3,498,116
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,670,270
   Administrative Expenses $733,181
   Fundraising Expenses $641,600
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,045,051
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $453,065
   
Net Assets $37,649,362

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$482,673 15.85% William Donohue President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (NY) 77.40 two stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 93.51 four stars
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (CA) 92.13 four stars
National People's Action (IL) 90.09 four stars
Alliance Defending Freedom (AZ) 91.38 four stars

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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.
Chairman

CEO

Bill Donohue
President

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