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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Committee to Protect Journalists

Defending Journalists Worldwide.

four stars

90.48

P.O. Box 2675 New York, NY 10108
tel: (212) 465-1004   Web Site
EIN: 13-3081500

Board Leadership
Kathleen Carroll
Chair

CEO
Joel Simon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.48 four stars
  Financial 86.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ takes action wherever journalists are censored, attacked, imprisoned, or killed for their work. Our advocacy helps to ensure the free flow of news and commentary.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ takes action wherever journalists are censored, attacked, imprisoned, or killed for their work. Our advocacy helps to ensure the free flow of news and commentary.

Financial

three stars

86.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
72.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Committee to Protect Journalists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Committee to Protect Journalists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,367,107
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,098,134
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,465,241
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,465,241
   Other Revenue $626,041
TOTAL REVENUE $11,091,282
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,718,874
   Administrative Expenses $741,489
   Fundraising Expenses $1,859,014
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,319,377
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,771,905
   
Net Assets $24,090,570

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Committee to Protect Journalists has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.48 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.51 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.83 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.17 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.21 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 93.26 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 92.69 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.58 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.62 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 95.76 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 13-3081500
Name in IRS Master File COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS INC
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
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, 1982
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$257,075 2.75% Joel Simon Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Committee to Protect Journalists
P.O. Box 2675
New York, NY 10108
tel: (212) 465-1004
fax: (212) 465-9568
EIN: 13-3081500

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Carroll
Chair

CEO

Joel Simon
Executive Director

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