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92.39

299 Market Street Suite 250
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
tel: (201) 818-1288   Web Site
EIN: 13-4148824

Board Leadership
Marie Wieck
Chair

CEO
Michael Thatcher
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.39
  Financial 89.24
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/05/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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, Charity Navigator 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.

Financial

89.24

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/05/2020 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 27.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charity Navigator on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charity Navigator on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people/communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile.

Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
After connecting with several charities that had material diversions of assets reported on their IRS Form 990, Charity Navigator decided to change the way we score for their reported incident Previously, a nonprofit organization that had a reported material diversion of assets and properly explained what happened in their Form 990 received a deduction of seven points from their accountability and transparency (A&T) metrics as part of their Charity Navigator rating This deduction would last for two years - one for the year it was reported and one for the year that followed After careful consideration, we decided to no longer deduct the points for the year following when the diversion was reported, as long as there weren't any additional material diversions of assets reported
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charity Navigator (NJ) 92.39
Tobin Project (MA) 85.76
AOPA Foundation (MD) 95.02
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.34
The Heartland Institute (IL) 85.20

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,494,517
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,494,517
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,494,517
   Other Revenue $232,017
TOTAL REVENUE $3,726,534
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,938,506
   Administrative Expenses $435,234
   Fundraising Expenses $406,312
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,780,052
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-53,518
   
Net Assets $3,424,814

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 Ratings $2,938,506 100.0%

Ratings History
Charity Navigator has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/05/2020 92.39

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
NTEE Code T05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • November, 2015
  • November, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,452 6.01% Michael Thatcher President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charity Navigator (NJ) 92.39
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 92.08
Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DC) 92.17
Mises Institute (AL) 94.27
Center for a New American Security (DC) 91.39

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Charity Contact Info

Charity Navigator
299 Market Street
Suite 250
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
tel: (201) 818-1288
EIN: 13-4148824

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Board Leadership

Marie Wieck
Chair

CEO

Michael Thatcher
President, CEO

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