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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Center for Global Development

Ideas to Action: Independent research for global prosperity.

four stars

98.14

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 98.14 four stars
  Financial 97.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

97.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.06
  Program Expenses Growth 16.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
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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Center for Global Development (DC) 98.14 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,379,114
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,311,565
Total Contributions $12,690,679
   Program Service Revenue $390,562
Total Primary Revenue $13,081,241
   Other Revenue $2,029,307
TOTAL REVENUE $15,110,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,682,643
   Administrative Expenses $1,842,354
   Fundraising Expenses $799,853
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,324,850
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,214,302
   
Net Assets $53,342,369

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 $8,606,715 48.7%
Global Health $3,212,241 18.2%
Education $3,142,690 17.8%

Ratings History
Center for Global Development has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 98.14 four stars
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)
(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
$418,662 2.05% Masood Ahmed President

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Center for Global Development (DC) 98.14 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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