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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Sustainable Communities, Attainable Results

two stars

79.13

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

Board Leadership
Margaret O’Dell
Chair

CEO
Robert Dean
Chief Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.13 two stars
  Financial 70.76 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

70.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
63.7%
  Administrative Expenses 23.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Neighborhood Technology (IL) 79.13 two stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 96.27 four stars
GrowNYC (NY) 91.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,099,686
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,620
   Fundraising Events $123,630
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $140,440
Total Contributions $2,365,376
   Program Service Revenue $476,522
Total Primary Revenue $2,841,898
   Other Revenue $7,914
TOTAL REVENUE $2,849,812
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,676,056
   Administrative Expenses $414,543
   Fundraising Expenses $274,175
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,364,774
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $485,038
   
Net Assets $1,376,827

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
Transportation and Community Development $685,082 40.9%
Sustainable Strategies and Urban Analytics Program $547,773 32.7%
Water Resource Management $443,201 26.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 79.13 two stars
2018-12 08/01/2020 72.94 two stars
2018-12 07/01/2020 71.99 two stars
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

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
$139,192 5.88% Robert M. Dean Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$111,264 4.70% Linda Young Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Neighborhood Technology (IL) 79.13 two stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 90.01 four stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (IN) 90.27 four 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

Margaret O’Dell
Chair

CEO

Robert Dean
Chief Executive Director

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