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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

Prospering lives. Promoting progress. Protecting the earth.

73.34

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.34
  Financial 65.41
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

65.41

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
60.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 31.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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) 73.34
Group for the East End (NY) 92.54
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 96.40
Ceres (MA) 98.00
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 86.09

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,402,275
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,402,275
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,402,275
   Other Revenue $27,408
TOTAL REVENUE $2,429,683
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,124,782
   Administrative Expenses $152,611
   Fundraising Expenses $716,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,994,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $435,331
   
Net Assets $1,399,694

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
2019-12 02/01/2022 73.34
2018-12 04/01/2020 72.79
2018-12 03/01/2020 70.04
2017-12 06/01/2019 74.89
2016-12 12/22/2017 70.10
2015-12 02/01/2017 70.64
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.18
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 62.50
2013-12 08/01/2015 68.69
2013-12 06/01/2015 64.65
2012-12 12/20/2013 80.68
2011-12 12/01/2012 84.22
2010-12 12/01/2011 68.66
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.82
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.63

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,942 6.71% Craig Rucker Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$180,416 9.04% Mark Morano Director of Communications

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (DC) 73.34
Ceres (MA) 98.00
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 90.28
World Resources Institute (DC) 98.23
IDAHO CONSERVATION LEAGUE INC (ID) 92.40

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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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