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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Building a better Washington

three stars

88.98

1101 K Street Northwest Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 408-5565   Web Site
EIN: 03-0445391

Board Leadership
Norman Eisen
Chair

CEO
Noah Bookbinder
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.98 three stars
  Financial 86.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. At CREW, we believe politicians must be held accountable for their actions. Day in and day out, we work to ensure government officials - regardless of party affiliation - act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust. CREW accomplishes this by marrying in-depth research and investigation with hard-charging legal action and an aggressive communications strategy. We augment these efforts by building coalitions to push for policies favoring transparency and accountability. To garner support for our efforts, we use all mediums of the modern media - television, radio, print, and social networking - to maximize coverage of our work.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. At CREW, we believe politicians must be held accountable for their actions. Day in and day out, we work to ensure government officials - regardless of party affiliation - act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust. CREW accomplishes this by marrying in-depth research and investigation with hard-charging legal action and an aggressive communications strategy. We augment these efforts by building coalitions to push for policies favoring transparency and accountability. To garner support for our efforts, we use all mediums of the modern media - television, radio, print, and social networking - to maximize coverage of our work.

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Financial

three stars

86.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.98 three stars
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 85.56 three stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 87.53 three stars
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 93.96 four stars
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,773,524
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,773,524
   Program Service Revenue $800
Total Primary Revenue $7,774,324
   Other Revenue $3,534
TOTAL REVENUE $7,777,858
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,157,531
   Administrative Expenses $573,927
   Fundraising Expenses $957,725
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,689,183
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,088,675
   
Net Assets $3,644,410

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Legal $1,645,270 52.1%
Education $1,512,261 47.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.98 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.04 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 82.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.44 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.49 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.06 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 87.44 three stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 87.81 three 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 03-0445391
Name in IRS Master File CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON INC
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 October, 2002
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$247,660 5.28% Noah Bookbinder Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.98 three stars
Project Vote Smart (IA) 86.04 three stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 87.53 three stars
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 93.96 four stars
Public Citizen Foundation (DC) 85.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
1101 K Street Northwest
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 408-5565
EIN: 03-0445391

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Board Leadership

Norman Eisen
Chair

CEO

Noah Bookbinder
Executive Director

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