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The Center for Working Families

Bringing innovative ideas into the public debate.

three stars

88.58

1875 Connecticut Avenue NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (718) 222-3796   Web Site
EIN: 13-3885314

Board Leadership
Heather McGhee
Chair

CEO
Lionel Neptune
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.58 three stars
  Financial 94.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 40.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Working Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Working Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Working Families (DC) 88.58 three stars
Center for a New American Security (DC) 87.45 three stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 87.57 three stars
Drug Policy Alliance (NY) 85.28 three stars
Alliance for Aging Research (DC) 89.35 three stars

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Founded in 2006, the Center for Working Families (CWF) is a non-partisan think-and-do tank that brings innovative ideas into the public debate, providing policymakers with progressive policy solutions and helping build coalitions to win policy change. CWF is engaged with partner organizations and other allies to campaign for progressive tax policy, quality job creation, a green and equitable economy, and government reform. Our initiatives are designed to advance democracy and economic prosperity for middle- and low-income people.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,457,274
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,457,274
   Program Service Revenue $55,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,512,274
   Other Revenue $4,128
TOTAL REVENUE $3,516,402
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,770,750
   Administrative Expenses $480,101
   Fundraising Expenses $72,253
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,323,104
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $193,298
   
Net Assets $1,471,010

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
Workforce $1,869,021 67.5%
Program Development $400,000 14.4%
Green Jobs & Green New York $212,729 7.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 88.39 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 91.05 four 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 13-3885314
Name in IRS Master File PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FUND
NTEE Code B60
NTEE Classification Adult, Continuing Education
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 August, 1996
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Founded in 2006, the Center for Working Families (CWF) is a non-partisan think-and-do tank that brings innovative ideas into the public debate, providing policymakers with progressive policy solutions and helping build coalitions to win policy change. CWF is engaged with partner organizations and other allies to campaign for progressive tax policy, quality job creation, a green and equitable economy, and government reform. Our initiatives are designed to advance democracy and economic prosperity for middle- and low-income people.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Working Families (DC) 88.58 three stars
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National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 97.17 four stars
Center for a New American Security (DC) 87.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Center for Working Families
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (718) 222-3796
EIN: 13-3885314

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Board Leadership

Heather McGhee
Chair

CEO

Lionel Neptune
Interim Executive Director

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