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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Center for Transgender Equality

The nation's leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people

one star

67.26

1133 19th Street NW Suite 302
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 642-4542   Web Site
EIN: 41-2090291

Board Leadership
Rachel See
President

CEO
Mara Keisling
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 67.26 one star
  Financial 94.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 54.00 zero star
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, D.C.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, D.C.

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Financial

four stars

94.75

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

54.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 25.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Transgender Equality on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Transgender Equality on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Transgender Equality (DC) 67.26 one star
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.32 four stars
OutRight Action International (NY) 88.00 three stars
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (CA) 88.43 three stars
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NY) 90.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,333,362
   Federated Campaigns $1,344
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $155,827
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,490,533
   Program Service Revenue $38,366
Total Primary Revenue $2,528,899
   Other Revenue $-11,764
TOTAL REVENUE $2,517,135
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,484,094
   Administrative Expenses $332,183
   Fundraising Expenses $177,844
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,994,121
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $523,014
   
Net Assets $1,664,054

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
General Policy $783,236 52.8%
U.S. Transgender Survey $227,646 15.3%
Public Education / Familiarization and Family $191,189 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 67.26 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 83.37 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 77.37 two stars
2014-12 04/01/2017 72.02 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 41-2090291
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 2004
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$136,352 6.83% Mara Keisling Executive Director $2,108

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Transgender Equality (DC) 67.26 one star
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (CO) 85.48 three stars
SAGE (NY) 89.23 three stars
Equality Florida Institute (FL) 92.03 four stars
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (MA) 90.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Transgender Equality
1133 19th Street NW
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 642-4542
fax: (202) 393-2241
EIN: 41-2090291

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Board Leadership

Rachel See
President

CEO

Mara Keisling
Executive Director

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