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Board Leadership
Matt Giegerich
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Michael Thatcher
President, CEO

Among other eligibility criteria, Charity Navigator only rates nonprofits that have filed at least 7 years of the full Form 990 with the IRS. Charity Navigator has yet to file 7 years of full Form 990s with the IRS due to the fact that prior to being a 501(c) (3) public charity it functioned as a Private Foundation. Charity Navigator filed its first Form 990 in fiscal year 2012. As an organization committed to transparency and accountability, we felt it was worthwhile to present our own  financial, accountability and transparency metrics for others to review. 

This overview was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Charity Navigator works to make impactful philanthropy easier for all. Charity Navigator's goal is to equip the entire philanthropic ecosystem with the tools, ratings, and information they need to make impactful investments. In addition, CN works to expand the number of people and organizations who understand and commit to the idea of intentional philanthropy. And Charity Navigator strives to deepen the community's commitment to giving.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of nonprofits in CN database
1,680,000
Number of 0-4 star rated nonprofits
8,630
Number of CN Advisories
462
Total number of site visits
11,069,500
Donations ($) made directly via CN website to other charities
23,642,900
Number of overall donors
84,295
Number of Blog Visits
2,015,130
Number of charities with impact-related data
2,462
Number of Hot Topics lists published
31
Number of donations made through Hot Topics
28,514
Number of Twitter followers
71,455
Number of Facebook followers
37,354
Number of media mentions
2,251
Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information
28,880
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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.
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 33.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,740,266
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,740,266
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,740,266
   Other Revenue $175,163
TOTAL REVENUE $3,915,429
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,626,282
   Administrative Expenses $379,631
   Fundraising Expenses $515,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,521,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $393,700
   
Net Assets $3,524,977

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
Charity Evaluations $2,626,832 100.0%

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

EIN 13-4148824
Name in IRS Master File CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Address 139 HARRISTOWN RD SUITE 101
GLEN ROCK, NJ 07452
NTEE Code P19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 2002
Asset Amount $3,824,950
Income Amount $4,570,440
Form 990 Revenue Amount $3,915,429
Latest Form 990 Return June, 2018
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • November, 2015
  • November, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,524 5.69% Michael Thatcher President, CEO

Charity Contact Info

Charity Navigator
139 Harristown Road
Suite 101
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
tel: (201) 818-1288
fax: (201) 818-4694
EIN: 13-4148824

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Board Leadership

Matt Giegerich
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Michael Thatcher
President, CEO

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