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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

Prospering lives. Promoting progress. Protecting the earth.

two stars

74.89

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 1025
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 559-9036   Web Site
EIN: 52-1462893

Board Leadership
Craig Rucker
President

CEO
Craig Rucker
President, Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.89 two stars
  Financial 70.01 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1985, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was founded to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues. Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world's pressing concerns. At the heart of CFACT, our goal is to enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all of its inhabitants. CFACT accomplishes this through four main strategies: prospering lives, promoting progress, protecting the earth, and education.

In 1985, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was founded to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues. Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world's pressing concerns. At the heart of CFACT, our goal is to enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all of its inhabitants. CFACT accomplishes this through four main strategies: prospering lives, promoting progress, protecting the earth, and education.

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Financial

two stars

70.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
64.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 27.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (DC) 74.89 two stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 85.34 three stars
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 100.00 four stars
Global Green USA (CA) 88.93 three stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 91.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,586,866
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,586,866
   Program Service Revenue $669
Total Primary Revenue $1,587,535
   Other Revenue $31,434
TOTAL REVENUE $1,618,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,053,741
   Administrative Expenses $157,545
   Fundraising Expenses $489,451
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,700,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-81,768
   
Net Assets $928,875

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
2017-12 06/01/2019 74.89 two stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 70.10 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 70.64 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.18 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 62.50 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 68.69 one star
2013-12 06/01/2015 64.65 one star
2012-12 12/20/2013 80.68 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 84.22 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 68.66 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.82 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.63 two 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 52-1462893
Name in IRS Master File COMMITTEE FOR A CONSTRUCTIVE TOMORROW
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (120) Publishing 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 May, 1987
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,000 8.23% David Rothbard President
Other Salaries of Note
$181,085 10.64% Mark Morano Director of Communications

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (DC) 74.89 two stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.34 four stars
Resources for the Future (DC) 86.38 three stars
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 95.30 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 94.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1025
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 559-9036
EIN: 52-1462893

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Board Leadership

Craig Rucker
President

CEO

Craig Rucker
President, Co-Founder

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