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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Campaign Legal Center

Representing the public interest to protect and strengthen our democracy

four stars

90.87

1411 K Street, NW Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 736-2200   Web Site
EIN: 04-3608387

CEO
Trevor Potter
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.87 four stars
  Financial 87.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through litigation, policy analysis and public education, the Campaign Legal Center works as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. The Campaign Legal Center seeks a future in which the American political process is accessible to all citizens, resulting in representative, responsive and accountable government.

Through litigation, policy analysis and public education, the Campaign Legal Center works as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. The Campaign Legal Center seeks a future in which the American political process is accessible to all citizens, resulting in representative, responsive and accountable government.

Financial

three stars

87.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
66.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 20.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Campaign Legal Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Campaign Legal Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 90.87 four stars
Project Vote Smart (IA) 86.14 three stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 91.45 four stars
Every Voice Center (DC) 90.55 four stars
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,785,059
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,785,059
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,785,059
   Other Revenue $13,944
TOTAL REVENUE $1,799,003
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,345,947
   Administrative Expenses $448,562
   Fundraising Expenses $359,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,153,587
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-354,584
   
Net Assets $3,044,974

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/22/2017 90.87 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 86.01 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 04-3608387
Name in IRS Master File CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER INC
NTEE Code I99
NTEE Classification Crime, Legal Related N.E.C.
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 August, 2002
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,700 8.76% J. Gerald Herbert Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$188,700 8.76% Trevor Potter President/General Counsel

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 90.87 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 95.53 four stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.54 four stars
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 99.58 four stars
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The Campaign Legal Center
1411 K Street, NW
Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 736-2200
fax: (202) 736-2222
EIN: 04-3608387

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CEO

Trevor Potter
President

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