International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Carter Center

Waging peace. Fighting disease. Building hope.

four stars

97.87

One Copenhill 453 Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (404) 420-5100   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 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $278,412,458
   Federated Campaigns $47,844
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,977,705
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $23,114,244
Total Contributions $304,552,251
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $304,552,251
   Other Revenue $27,329,305
TOTAL REVENUE $331,881,556
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $309,069,350
   Administrative Expenses $8,482,603
   Fundraising Expenses $8,711,331
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $326,263,284
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,618,272
   
Net Assets $715,497,064

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$313,884 0.09% Mary Ann Peters President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars
Center for Justice and International Law (DC) 91.42 four stars
Human Rights First (NY) 88.72 three stars
Remember Nhu (OH) 92.02 four stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 91.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
tel: (404) 420-5100
fax: (404) 688-1701
EIN: 58-1454716

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Board Leadership

Jason Carter
Chair

CEO

Mary Ann Peters
Chief Executive Officer