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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The when, where and how of informed disaster giving

four stars

92.22

One Thomas Circle, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 464-2018   Web Site
EIN: 45-5257937

Board Leadership
Lori J. Bertman
Board Chair

CEO
Robert G. Ottenhoff
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc. hopes to transform the field of disaster philanthropy to increase donor effectiveness throughout the life cycle of disasters through our educational resources, fund opportunities and strategic guidance. We envision a world where donors strategically plan for and respond to disasters in order to minimize their impact on vulnerable populations and communities.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc. hopes to transform the field of disaster philanthropy to increase donor effectiveness throughout the life cycle of disasters through our educational resources, fund opportunities and strategic guidance. We envision a world where donors strategically plan for and respond to disasters in order to minimize their impact on vulnerable populations and communities.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.85
  Program Expenses Growth 90.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Disaster Philanthropy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Disaster Philanthropy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.22 four stars
Mises Institute (AL) 94.70 four stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 96.46 four stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 86.84 three stars
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,058,152
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,058,152
   Program Service Revenue $567,355
Total Primary Revenue $7,625,507
   Other Revenue $106,235
TOTAL REVENUE $7,731,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,909,383
   Administrative Expenses $244,781
   Fundraising Expenses $271,419
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,425,583
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,693,841
   
Net Assets $14,049,561

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
Donor Collaboration $16,206,295 95.8%
Custom Approaches $485,201 2.9%
Learning Center $217,887 1.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 92.22 four 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 45-5257937
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY INC
NTEE Code M05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Charitable 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 September, 2012
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$265,270 1.52% Robert Ottenhoff President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.22 four stars
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 86.84 three stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 90.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
One Thomas Circle, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 464-2018
EIN: 45-5257937

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Board Leadership

Lori J. Bertman
Board Chair

CEO

Robert G. Ottenhoff
President, CEO

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