Disable all preview features

Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Forging Pathway from Poverty

four stars

94.81

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

Board Leadership
Beverly Buck
Chair

CEO
Tiffani Lennon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.81 four stars
  Financial 97.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

four stars

97.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 94.81 four stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 90.79 four stars
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 90.90 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,503,144
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $19,768
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,522,912
   Program Service Revenue $21,997
Total Primary Revenue $1,544,909
   Other Revenue $-8,047
TOTAL REVENUE $1,536,862
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,185,996
   Administrative Expenses $141,831
   Fundraising Expenses $147,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,474,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,023
   
Net Assets $1,721,695

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
Family Economic Security Program $600,368 50.6%
Health Program $585,628 49.4%

Ratings History
Colorado Center on Law and Policy has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$118,381 8.02% Claire B. Levy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 94.81 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 88.57 three stars
California Food Policy Advocates (CA) 90.72 four stars
Public Knowledge (DC) 89.62 three stars
National Employment Law Project (NY) 92.22 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Beverly Buck
Chair

CEO

Tiffani Lennon
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.