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National Consumers League

For confidence and safety in the marketplace since 1899

three stars

86.24

1701 K Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 835-3323   Web Site
EIN: 53-0242038

Board Leadership
Levi Allen
Board Chair

CEO
Sally Greenberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.24 three stars
  Financial 83.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

National Consumers League (NCL) provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information. The mission of the National Consumers League is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is an advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. We are the nation's oldest consumer organization.

National Consumers League (NCL) provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information. The mission of the National Consumers League is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is an advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. We are the nation's oldest consumer organization.

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Financial

three stars

83.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Consumers League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Consumers League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Consumers League (DC) 86.24 three stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 94.81 four stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 90.13 four stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 92.46 four stars
The Center for Democracy & Technology (DC) 88.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,659,331
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $346,935
   Fundraising Events $827,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $2,858,916
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,858,916
   Other Revenue $46,291
TOTAL REVENUE $2,905,207
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,868,362
   Administrative Expenses $454,834
   Fundraising Expenses $315,954
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,639,150
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $266,057
   
Net Assets $5,217,711

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
LifeSmarts $572,729 30.7%
Public Education $453,990 24.3%
Fraud Center $349,729 18.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.24 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 84.68 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.45 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 88.41 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 53-0242038
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CONSUMERS LEAGUE INC
NTEE Code W90
NTEE Classification Consumer Protection, Safety
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 June, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$183,112 6.93% Sally Greenberg Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Consumers League (DC) 86.24 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Consumers League
1701 K Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 835-3323
fax: (202) 835-0747
EIN: 53-0242038

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Board Leadership

Levi Allen
Board Chair

CEO

Sally Greenberg
Executive Director

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