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Center for Global Development

Ideas to Action: Independent research for global prosperity.

four stars

93.24

2055 L Street NW Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 416-4000   Web Site
EIN: 52-2351337

Board Leadership
Lawrence H. Summers
Chairman

CEO
Masood Ahmed
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.24 four stars
  Financial 90.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. The policies and practices of the rich and the powerful in rich nations, as well as in the emerging powers, international institutions, and global corporations have significant impacts on the world's poor people. We aim to improve these policies and practices through research and policy engagement to expand opportunities, reduce inequalities, and improve lives everywhere. By pairing research with action, CGD goes beyond contributing to knowledge about development.

The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. The policies and practices of the rich and the powerful in rich nations, as well as in the emerging powers, international institutions, and global corporations have significant impacts on the world's poor people. We aim to improve these policies and practices through research and policy engagement to expand opportunities, reduce inequalities, and improve lives everywhere. By pairing research with action, CGD goes beyond contributing to knowledge about development.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of list subscribers
29,483
Number of public events held to further mission
135
Number of attendees present at rallies/events
4,890
Number of overall donors
200
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.75
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Global Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Global Development on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Global Development (DC) 93.24 four stars
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (DC) 87.07 three stars
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 91.10 four stars
Institute for Middle East Understanding (CA) 85.77 three stars
Migration Policy Institute (DC) 92.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,400,740
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,453,000
Total Contributions $29,853,740
   Program Service Revenue $980,044
Total Primary Revenue $30,833,784
   Other Revenue $795,305
TOTAL REVENUE $31,629,089
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,809,574
   Administrative Expenses $2,323,681
   Fundraising Expenses $766,911
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,900,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,728,923
   
Net Assets $57,158,978

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
Aid Effectiveness $6,892,252 49.9%
Global Health $4,154,398 30.1%
Migration $1,143,024 8.3%
Education $400,000 2.9%

Ratings History
Center for Global Development has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 93.24 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 93.24 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.81 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.40 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 95.83 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 98.91 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.71 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 94.00 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 84.79 three stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 87.09 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.17 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 52-2351337
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - 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 June, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$431,275 2.55% Masood Ahmed President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Global Development (DC) 93.24 four stars
CERGE-EI Foundation (NJ) 96.66 four stars
Hudson Institute (DC) 97.46 four stars
HonestReporting.com (NY) 91.45 four stars
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 91.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 416-4000
fax: (202) 416-4050
EIN: 52-2351337

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Board Leadership

Lawrence H. Summers
Chairman

CEO

Masood Ahmed
President

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