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Center for Urban Renewal and Education

Addressing issues of culture, race and poverty from a Judeo-Christian conservative perspective.

two stars

74.45

1317 F Street NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 479-2873   Web Site
EIN: 31-1467594

Board Leadership
J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman

CEO
Star Parker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.45 two stars
  Financial 85.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)'s mission is to address issues of culture, race and poverty from a Judeo-Christian conservative perspective. CURE seeks to achieve this by building awareness that a conservative agenda of traditional values, limited government and free markets is of the greatest marginal benefit to low-income Americans. And by working in the media, on Capitol Hill and in poor communities to promote social policy that protects unborn life; and market-based public policy that transitions poor Americans from government dependency to economic independence.

Founded in 1995, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)'s mission is to address issues of culture, race and poverty from a Judeo-Christian conservative perspective. CURE seeks to achieve this by building awareness that a conservative agenda of traditional values, limited government and free markets is of the greatest marginal benefit to low-income Americans. And by working in the media, on Capitol Hill and in poor communities to promote social policy that protects unborn life; and market-based public policy that transitions poor Americans from government dependency to economic independence.

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Financial

three stars

85.31

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.09
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Urban Renewal and Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Urban Renewal and Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Center for Urban Renewal and Education (DC) 74.45 two stars
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (IA) 88.57 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,807,517
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,365
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,808,882
   Program Service Revenue $11,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,819,882
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,819,882
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,556,999
   Administrative Expenses $231,710
   Fundraising Expenses $136,166
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,924,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-104,993
   
Net Assets $174,293

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
Clergy Center $585,570 37.6%
Policy Center $543,087 34.9%
Media Center $428,342 27.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 74.45 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 78.59 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 78.52 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 73.34 two 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 31-1467594
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR URBAN RENEWAL AND EDUCATION
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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
(120) Publishing 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 December, 1997
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
$233,045 12.10% Star Parker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (DC) 74.45 two stars
Atlas Network (VA) 90.29 four stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 86.44 three stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Urban Renewal and Education
1317 F Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 479-2873
EIN: 31-1467594

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Board Leadership

J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman

CEO

Star Parker
President

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