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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Council of Negro Women

Leading, developing and advocating for women of African descent

three stars

85.04

633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 737-0120   Web Site
EIN: 53-0173054

Board Leadership
Johnnetta Betsch Cole
National Chair and President

CEO
Janice L. Mathis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.04 three stars
  Financial 93.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 80.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a council of 39 affiliated national African American women's organizations and over 240 sections - connecting nearly four million women worldwide. Our mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. We fulfill our mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa. Through section and affiliate volunteers in 34 states, NCNW addresses local needs while impacting communities nationwide.

Founded in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a council of 39 affiliated national African American women's organizations and over 240 sections - connecting nearly four million women worldwide. Our mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. We fulfill our mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa. Through section and affiliate volunteers in 34 states, NCNW addresses local needs while impacting communities nationwide.

Financial

four stars

93.14

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

80.00

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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.86
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Council of Negro Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Council of Negro Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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National Council of Negro Women (DC) 85.04 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $908,143
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $501,361
   Fundraising Events $857,236
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,266,740
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,266,740
   Other Revenue $98,527
TOTAL REVENUE $2,365,267
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,918,206
   Administrative Expenses $241,474
   Fundraising Expenses $241,473
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,401,153
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-35,886
   
Net Assets $9,938,943

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
2019-09 05/01/2021 85.04 three stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 83.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2011-09 02/25/2016 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • The National Council of Negro Women has historically reported fundraising expenses on their Form 990. However, its most recent Form 990 lists no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to the National Council of Negro Women for clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation. We are therefore unable to evaluate the National Council of Negro Women and thus have issued this Donor Advisory.
2011-09 02/06/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Charities are required to file the Form 990 (annual tax return) with the IRS annually.  A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. An organization can request a three month extension, which is granted automatically, upon filing Form 8868 with the IRS.  An organization can file for another three month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required.  For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions
  • Charity Navigator receives the Form 990 for all charities we rate on a monthly basis directly from the IRS.  The last Form 990 for this charity we received was for the 2011 tax year.  We have reached out to the National Council of Negro Women to obtain a more recent Form 990, but we have either not received a reply, or if we did receive a reply, it was an inadequate explanation as to why it hasn't filed a more recent return with the IRS. We are therefore unable to evaluate the National Council of Negro Women and thus have issued this Donor Advisory.
2011-09 10/01/2013 60.54 one star
2010-09 02/01/2012 55.20 one star
2009-09 09/20/2011 55.56 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 61.93 one star
2008-09 05/01/2010 50.32 zero star
2007-09 12/17/2008 35.00 zero star
2006-09 02/01/2008 61.35 one star
2005-09 02/01/2007 55.83 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 56.28 one star
2003-09 12/01/2004 66.16 one star
2002-09 12/01/2003 58.22 one star
2001-09 02/05/2003 55.27 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 53-0173054
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(927) Fundraising
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN INC
Ruling Date May, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,870 7.15% Janice Mathis Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

National Council of Negro Women
633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 737-0120
EIN: 53-0173054

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Board Leadership

Johnnetta Betsch Cole
National Chair and President

CEO

Janice L. Mathis
Executive Director

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