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National Consumers League

For confidence and safety in the marketplace since 1899

three stars

86.45

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

Board Leadership
Levin Allen
Board Chair

CEO
Sally Greenberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.45 three stars
  Financial 84.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

three stars

84.32

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth -8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
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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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,786,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $319,064
   Fundraising Events $707,930
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $70,100
Total Contributions $2,883,659
   Program Service Revenue $150
Total Primary Revenue $2,883,809
   Other Revenue $-13,412
TOTAL REVENUE $2,870,397
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,672,531
   Administrative Expenses $334,189
   Fundraising Expenses $343,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,349,962
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $520,435
   
Net Assets $4,836,545

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 $519,510 31.1%
Public Education $365,426 21.8%
Consumer Health Education $347,292 20.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,555 7.00% Sally Greenberg Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Consumers League (DC) 86.45 three stars
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Center for Science in the Public Interest (DC) 85.45 three stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 90.99 four 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

Levin Allen
Board Chair

CEO

Sally Greenberg
Executive Director

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