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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Carter Center

Waging peace. Fighting disease. Building hope.

four stars

97.87

One Copenhill 453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (800) 550-3560   Web Site
EIN: 58-1454716

Board Leadership
Jason Carter
Chair

CEO
Mary Ann Peters
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth 31.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carter Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carter Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America (NY) 93.31 four stars
The Center for Justice and Accountability (CA) 92.71 four stars
A Jewish Voice for Peace (CA) 86.22 three stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 92.96 four stars

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Founded in 1982, the Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. While the program agenda may change, The Carter Center is guided by five principles: it emphasizes action and results based on careful research and analysis; it does not duplicate the effective efforts of others; it addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk; it acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities; and it believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $354,214,080
   Federated Campaigns $70,616
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,152,971
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $27,573,119
Total Contributions $383,010,786
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $383,010,786
   Other Revenue $24,504,014
TOTAL REVENUE $407,514,800
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $313,955,217
   Administrative Expenses $7,362,536
   Fundraising Expenses $8,406,335
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $329,724,088
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $77,790,712
   
Net Assets $724,876,367

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
Health $295,006,191 94.0%
Peace $18,366,678 5.9%
Cross $582,348 0.2%

Ratings History
The Carter Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 06/01/2017 97.87 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 95.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 04/01/2016 89.29 three stars
2014-08 03/01/2016 89.13 three stars
2014-08 02/01/2016 88.39 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 90.64 four stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 90.72 four stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 97.18 four stars
2010-08 10/01/2011 99.52 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 84.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-08 03/01/2010 93.98 four stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 94.94 four stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 90.89 four stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 94.18 four stars
2004-08 11/01/2005 94.05 four stars
2003-08 09/01/2004 96.10 four stars
2002-08 08/01/2003 98.32 four stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 94.77 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 58-1454716
Name in IRS Master File THE CARTER CENTER INC
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$125,178 0.03% Mary Ann Peters Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$266,093 0.08% John B. Hardman Former President, CEO

Founded in 1982, the Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. While the program agenda may change, The Carter Center is guided by five principles: it emphasizes action and results based on careful research and analysis; it does not duplicate the effective efforts of others; it addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk; it acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities; and it believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars
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EarthRights International (DC) 96.53 four stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 92.38 four stars
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 98.23 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • The Carter Center, Inc.
  • The Carter Center Collaborative Inc. (20-5704991)

Charity Contact Info

The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (800) 550-3560
fax: (404) 688-1701
EIN: 58-1454716

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Board Leadership

Jason Carter
Chair

CEO

Mary Ann Peters
Chief Executive Officer

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