Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Center For Consumer Freedom

Promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choice

82.88

1090 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 463-7112   Web Site
EIN: 26-0006579

CEO
Richard Berman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.88
  Financial 85.00
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. We believe that the consumer is King. And Queen. A growing cabal of activists has meddled in Americans' lives in recent years. They include self-anointed "food police," health campaigners, trial lawyers, personal-finance do-gooders, animal-rights misanthropes, and meddling bureaucrats. Their common denominator? They all claim to know "what's best for you." In reality, they're eroding our basic freedoms—the freedom to buy what we want, eat what we want, drink what we want, and raise our children as we see fit. When they push ordinary Americans around, we're here to push back.

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. We believe that the consumer is King. And Queen. A growing cabal of activists has meddled in Americans' lives in recent years. They include self-anointed "food police," health campaigners, trial lawyers, personal-finance do-gooders, animal-rights misanthropes, and meddling bureaucrats. Their common denominator? They all claim to know "what's best for you." In reality, they're eroding our basic freedoms—the freedom to buy what we want, eat what we want, drink what we want, and raise our children as we see fit. When they push ordinary Americans around, we're here to push back.

Financial

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth -12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center For Consumer Freedom on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center For Consumer Freedom on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,984,369
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,984,369
   Program Service Revenue $6,706
Total Primary Revenue $2,991,075
   Other Revenue $328
TOTAL REVENUE $2,991,403
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,523,773
   Administrative Expenses $99,902
   Fundraising Expenses $377,483
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,001,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,755
   
Net Assets $1,784,879

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$35,850 1.19% Richard Berman President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$500 0.01% Daniel Mindus Director
$500 0.01% David Browne Director
$500 0.01% James Blackstock Director
$500 0.01% Nelson Marchioli Director

Mission

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. We believe that the consumer is King. And Queen. A growing cabal of activists has meddled in Americans' lives in recent years. They include self-anointed "food police," health campaigners, trial lawyers, personal-finance do-gooders, animal-rights misanthropes, and meddling bureaucrats. Their common denominator? They all claim to know "what's best for you." In reality, they're eroding our basic freedoms—the freedom to buy what we want, eat what we want, drink what we want, and raise our children as we see fit. When they push ordinary Americans around, we're here to push back.

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Charity Contact Info

Center For Consumer Freedom
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 463-7112
EIN: 26-0006579

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 34557
Washington, DC 20043

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CEO

Richard Berman
Executive Director