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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

four stars

93.52

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 93.52 four stars
  Financial 94.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

94.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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) 93.52 four stars
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (CA) 94.93 four stars
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NY) 92.81 four stars
Los Angeles LGBT Center (CA) 94.28 four stars
SAGE (NY) 91.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,116,120
   Federated Campaigns $1,738
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $144,818
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,262,676
   Program Service Revenue $65,909
Total Primary Revenue $3,328,585
   Other Revenue $18,934
TOTAL REVENUE $3,347,519
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,573,376
   Administrative Expenses $474,131
   Fundraising Expenses $214,528
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,262,035
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,085,484
   
Net Assets $2,751,871

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 Outreach and Policy $1,231,394 78.3%
Public Education / Familiarization and Family $181,673 11.5%
State Agency Project $96,440 6.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 93.52 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.20 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$151,816 6.71% Mara Keisling Executive Director $9,144

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Transgender Equality (DC) 93.52 four stars
Affirmations (MI) 87.20 three stars
OutServe-SLDN (DC) 86.77 three stars
Los Angeles LGBT Center (CA) 94.28 four stars
Equality California Institute (CA) 89.02 three 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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