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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

A powerful advocate for the poor

four stars

90.35

820 First Street, NE Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 408-1080   Web Site
EIN: 52-1234565

Board Leadership
David de Ferranti
Chair

CEO
Robert Greenstein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.35 four stars
  Financial 91.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty. In addition, the Center examines the short- and long-term impacts that proposed policies would have on the health of the economy and on the soundness of federal and state budgets.

Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty. In addition, the Center examines the short- and long-term impacts that proposed policies would have on the health of the economy and on the soundness of federal and state budgets.

Financial

four stars

91.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.11
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.35 four stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 92.18 four stars
American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 85.50 three stars
Institute for Women's Policy Research (DC) 92.02 four stars
Food and Water Watch (DC) 88.45 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,672,917
   Federated Campaigns $4,679
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,677,596
   Program Service Revenue $771,749
Total Primary Revenue $24,449,345
   Other Revenue $1,057,449
TOTAL REVENUE $25,506,794
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,017,698
   Administrative Expenses $1,697,873
   Fundraising Expenses $1,091,604
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,807,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,300,381
   
Net Assets $65,891,086

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
State Fiscal and Related Projects $11,559,651 37.3%
Low-Income Program $6,515,243 21.0%
International Project $5,516,512 17.8%

Ratings History
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.35 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.03 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.19 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.55 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.96 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.01 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.25 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 99.18 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.12 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 98.99 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 99.00 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 98.94 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 94.41 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 98.74 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 98.81 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 98.86 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 96.52 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 52-1234565
Name in IRS Master File CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 May, 1982
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
$201,846 0.59% Robert Greenstein President

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.35 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First Street, NE
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 408-1080
fax: (202) 408-1056
EIN: 52-1234565

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Board Leadership

David de Ferranti
Chair

CEO

Robert Greenstein
President

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