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Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Forging Pathway from Poverty

four stars

92.33

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

Board Leadership
Nan Morehead
Chair

CEO
Claire Levy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.33 four stars
  Financial 91.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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) 92.33 four stars
National Employment Law Project (NY) 92.22 four stars
Constitutional Accountability Center (DC) 87.27 three stars
Reason Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars
Creative Commons (CA) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,682,290
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $19,271
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,701,561
   Program Service Revenue $14,814
Total Primary Revenue $1,716,375
   Other Revenue $-14,351
TOTAL REVENUE $1,702,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $889,743
   Administrative Expenses $146,888
   Fundraising Expenses $117,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,154,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $547,963
   
Net Assets $1,659,672

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 $469,539 52.8%
Family Economic Security Program $420,204 47.2%

Ratings History
Colorado Center on Law and Policy has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,484 9.57% Claire B. Levy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 92.33 four stars
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (NJ) 90.88 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 94.21 four stars
National Skills Coalition (DC) 89.39 three stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.08 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

Nan Morehead
Chair

CEO

Claire Levy
Executive Director

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