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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Sustainable Communities, Attainable Results

two stars

71.35

17 North State Street #1400 Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (773) 278-4800   Web Site
EIN: 36-2967283

Board Leadership
Robert C. Henderson
Chair

CEO
Robert Dean
Chief Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.35 two stars
  Financial 64.22 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a leader in promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities. As a creative think-and-do-tank, we research, invent, and test urban strategies that use resources more efficiently and more equitably. Over the years, CNT's work - especially in the areas of climate, energy, natural resources, transportation, and community development - has paid off by fueling a generation of community development and learning institutions, earning CNT a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development. CNT launched two non-profits that advance our mission: CNT Energy (now Elevate Energy) develops and implements initiatives to help consumers and communities control energy costs and reduce energy use; and I-GO, a membership-based car sharing organization.

Founded in 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a leader in promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities. As a creative think-and-do-tank, we research, invent, and test urban strategies that use resources more efficiently and more equitably. Over the years, CNT's work - especially in the areas of climate, energy, natural resources, transportation, and community development - has paid off by fueling a generation of community development and learning institutions, earning CNT a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development. CNT launched two non-profits that advance our mission: CNT Energy (now Elevate Energy) develops and implements initiatives to help consumers and communities control energy costs and reduce energy use; and I-GO, a membership-based car sharing organization.

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Financial

one star

64.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
64.8%
  Administrative Expenses 24.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth -17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Neighborhood Technology on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Neighborhood Technology on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Neighborhood Technology (IL) 71.35 two stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars
Pure Earth (NY) 92.19 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 91.94 four stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,162,641
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,551
   Related Organizations $334,651
   Government Grants $181,731
Total Contributions $1,706,574
   Program Service Revenue $514,816
Total Primary Revenue $2,221,390
   Other Revenue $1,698,049
TOTAL REVENUE $3,919,439
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,615,686
   Administrative Expenses $881,455
   Fundraising Expenses $371,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,868,248
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,051,191
   
Net Assets $1,122,009

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
Water Resource Management $884,436 54.7%
Economic Development $425,861 26.4%
Transportation and Community Development $305,389 18.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 71.35 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 71.62 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 76.16 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 74.33 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.80 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 90.09 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 87.52 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 90.82 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 90.56 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 92.98 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 78.06 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 68.54 one star
2005-12 07/01/2007 61.51 one star
2004-12 02/01/2006 67.57 one star
2003-12 04/01/2005 77.58 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 87.40 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 84.62 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 36-2967283
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY
NTEE Code C35
NTEE Classification Energy Resources Conservation and Development
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
(120) Publishing 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 December, 1978
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
$123,220 4.29% Scott Bernstein Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$105,509 3.67% Linda Young Executive Director
$53,751 1.87% Erin Grossi Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Neighborhood Technology (IL) 71.35 two stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 92.11 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 91.94 four stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Neighborhood Technology
17 North State Street #1400
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (773) 278-4800
EIN: 36-2967283

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Board Leadership

Robert C. Henderson
Chair

CEO

Robert Dean
Chief Executive Director

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