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Center on Policy Initiatives

A research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all.

four stars

91.84

3727 Camino del Rio South Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
tel: (619) 584-5744   Web Site
EIN: 33-0824881

Board Leadership
Carlos Mejía
Chairman

CEO
Kyra R. Greene
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.84 four stars
  Financial 96.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) is a research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all. CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region providing the analysis, policy solutions, education and alliances that advance social and economic justice. CPI works to promote higher living standards for poor and moderate-income people through research, policy development, public education, and effective advocacy.

The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) is a research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all. CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region providing the analysis, policy solutions, education and alliances that advance social and economic justice. CPI works to promote higher living standards for poor and moderate-income people through research, policy development, public education, and effective advocacy.

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Financial

four stars

96.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center on Policy Initiatives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center on Policy Initiatives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 91.84 four stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 89.14 three stars
The Center for Democracy and Technology (DC) 87.83 three stars
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 89.11 three stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 95.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,363,629
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,363,629
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,363,629
   Other Revenue $394,174
TOTAL REVENUE $1,757,803
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,682,904
   Administrative Expenses $214,558
   Fundraising Expenses $144,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,041,680
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-283,877
   
Net Assets $2,286,017

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
Community Coalition Building $756,465 44.9%
Community Outreach and Education $607,538 36.1%
Economic Research Reports and Briefs $318,901 18.9%

Ratings History
Center on Policy Initiatives 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 91.84 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.91 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 88.73 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 33-0824881
Name in IRS Master File CENTER ON POLICY INITIATIVES
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 1999
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
$90,840 4.44% Kyra Greene President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$47,644 2.33% Clare Crawford Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 91.84 four stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 89.39 three stars
The Naval Institute Foundation (MD) 95.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center on Policy Initiatives
3727 Camino del Rio South
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
tel: (619) 584-5744
fax: (619) 584-5748
EIN: 33-0824881

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Board Leadership

Carlos Mejía
Chairman

CEO

Kyra R. Greene
Executive Director

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