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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Centurion Ministries

Hope. Justice. Freedom.

four stars

92.25

1000 Herrontown Road Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 921-0334   Web Site
EIN: 22-2563979

Board Leadership
Rob Mooney
Chairman

CEO
Kate Germond
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.25 four stars
  Financial 89.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Centurion, founded in 1983, is a secular, nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing from prison those who have been wrongly convicted, are completely innocent, and serving long imprisonment terms or death sentences. Centurion is the first organization in the world to investigate cases of unjust convictions. To date, Centurion has freed 61 innocent men and women throughout the US and Canada.
Centurion undertakes the most difficult cases which often lack a DNA aspect and thus require thorough field investigations. Centurion's investigators travel to the crime scene, locate witnesses, convince reluctant witnesses to come forward, search court records, and interview everyone who previously testified. Centurion often discovers evidence that was intentionally hidden from the defense, learns that witnesses were coerced or manipulated, and unearths forensic evidence that was not previously discovered. Centurion receives over 1500 requests a year and works on 20-25 cases at any given time.

Centurion, founded in 1983, is a secular, nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing from prison those who have been wrongly convicted, are completely innocent, and serving long imprisonment terms or death sentences. Centurion is the first organization in the world to investigate cases of unjust convictions. To date, Centurion has freed 61 innocent men and women throughout the US and Canada.
Centurion undertakes the most difficult cases which often lack a DNA aspect and thus require thorough field investigations. Centurion's investigators travel to the crime scene, locate witnesses, convince reluctant witnesses to come forward, search court records, and interview everyone who previously testified. Centurion often discovers evidence that was intentionally hidden from the defense, learns that witnesses were coerced or manipulated, and unearths forensic evidence that was not previously discovered. Centurion receives over 1500 requests a year and works on 20-25 cases at any given time.

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Financial

three stars

89.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Centurion Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Centurion Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 92.25 four stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.34 four stars
Compassion & Choices (OR) 88.03 three stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 89.00 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 91.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $765,602
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $208,341
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $973,943
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $973,943
   Other Revenue $14,966
TOTAL REVENUE $988,909
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,384,833
   Administrative Expenses $127,852
   Fundraising Expenses $75,195
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,587,880
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-598,971
   
Net Assets $1,428,822

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
Free and Vindicate Innocent Prisoners $1,384,833 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.25 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.99 four stars
2015-12 12/22/2017 97.17 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.42 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.78 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 89.35 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 77.60 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 81.07 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 22-2563979
Name in IRS Master File CENTURION MINISTRIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (568) Vocational counseling
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 April, 1987
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,804 7.41% Kate Germond Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 92.25 four stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.19 four stars
Leadership Conference Education Fund (DC) 90.72 four stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 90.48 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 91.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Centurion Ministries
1000 Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 921-0334
fax: (609) 921-6919
EIN: 22-2563979

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Board Leadership

Rob Mooney
Chairman

CEO

Kate Germond
Director

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