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Colorado Center on Law and Policy

To stand with diverse communities across Colorado in the fight against poverty

four stars

93.06

789 Sherman Street Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 573-5669   Web Site
EIN: 84-1264154

Board Leadership
Sarah Parady
Chair

CEO
Tiffani Lennon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.06 four stars
  Financial 93.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy advances the health, economic security and wellbeing of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation.

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy advances the health, economic security and wellbeing of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation.

Financial

four stars

93.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Center on Law and Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Center on Law and Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 93.06 four stars
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
Oil Change International (DC) 92.02 four stars
New York Public Interest Research Group Fund (NY) 90.37 four stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,618,956
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $19,657
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,638,613
   Program Service Revenue $3,742
Total Primary Revenue $1,642,355
   Other Revenue $-2,459
TOTAL REVENUE $1,639,896
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,071,255
   Administrative Expenses $166,552
   Fundraising Expenses $162,679
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,400,486
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $239,410
   
Net Assets $1,961,610

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
Health Program $538,852 50.3%
Family Economic Security Program $532,403 49.7%

Ratings History
Colorado Center on Law and Policy has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 93.06 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 94.81 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.33 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.99 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.56 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 87.21 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2017 87.60 three stars
2014-12 05/01/2017 86.67 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 75.07 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 77.61 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 86.31 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 84-1264154
Name in IRS Master File COLORADO CENTER ON LAW AND POLICY
NTEE Code I20
NTEE Classification Crime Prevention N.E.C.
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 November, 1994
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$68,778 4.91% Tiffani Lennon Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$56,736 4.05% Claire B. Levy Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 93.06 four stars
Center for Economic and Policy Research (DC) 91.85 four stars
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (MN) 87.92 three stars
Charity Navigator (NJ) 92.39 four stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colorado Center on Law and Policy
789 Sherman Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (303) 573-5669
fax: (303) 573-4947
EIN: 84-1264154

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Board Leadership

Sarah Parady
Chair

CEO

Tiffani Lennon
Executive Director

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