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Center for American Progress

Progressive ideas for a strong, just, and free America

four stars

91.66

1333 H Street, NW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 682-1611   Web Site
EIN: 30-0126510

Board Leadership
Tom Daschle
Chair

CEO
Neera Tanden
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.66 four stars
  Financial 90.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Financial

four stars

90.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for American Progress on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for American Progress on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Center for American Progress (DC) 91.66 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,859,526
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $647,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $40,506,676
   Program Service Revenue $90,570
Total Primary Revenue $40,597,246
   Other Revenue $369,407
TOTAL REVENUE $40,966,653
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,439,249
   Administrative Expenses $3,958,765
   Fundraising Expenses $1,037,629
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,435,643
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $531,010
   
Net Assets $49,420,120

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
Policy Programs $20,018,683 56.5%
External Relations $6,207,436 17.5%
Communications $5,579,398 15.7%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.66 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.60 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.93 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.79 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.25 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.55 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 92.20 four 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 30-0126510
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS
NTEE Code R05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational 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 February, 2003
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$314,550 0.77% Neera Tanden President

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Charity Contact Info

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 682-1611
fax: (202) 682-1867
EIN: 30-0126510

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Board Leadership

Tom Daschle
Chair

CEO

Neera Tanden
President

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