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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Center for Third World Organizing

Building a social justice movement led by people of color

63.65

1714 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 201-0080   Web Site
EIN: 52-1211059

Board Leadership
John Taylor
President

CEO
Karissa Lewis
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 63.65
  Financial 84.50
  Accountability & Transparency 51.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1980, the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is a racial-justice organization dedicated to building a social-justice movement led by people of color. CTWO is a training and resource center that promotes and sustains direct-action organizing in communities of color in the United States. CTWO's programs include training of new and experienced organizers, including the well-known Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP); establishing model multi-racial community organizations; and building an active network of organizations and activists of color to achieve racial justice in its fullest dimensions.

Founded in 1980, the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is a racial-justice organization dedicated to building a social-justice movement led by people of color. CTWO is a training and resource center that promotes and sustains direct-action organizing in communities of color in the United States. CTWO's programs include training of new and experienced organizers, including the well-known Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP); establishing model multi-racial community organizations; and building an active network of organizations and activists of color to achieve racial justice in its fullest dimensions.

Financial

84.50

Accountability & Transparency

51.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Third World Organizing on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Third World Organizing on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Center for Third World Organizing (CA) 63.65
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $809,972
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $809,972
   Program Service Revenue $62,091
Total Primary Revenue $872,063
   Other Revenue $832
TOTAL REVENUE $872,895
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $385,956
   Administrative Expenses $78,278
   Fundraising Expenses $128,793
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $593,027
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $279,868
   
Net Assets $392,210

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
2019-12 12/23/2020 63.65
2018-12 04/01/2020 60.61
2017-12 04/01/2019 59.78
2016-12 12/22/2017 63.51
2015-12 11/01/2016 77.41
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.88
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 77.37
2013-12 07/01/2015 79.65
2012-12 05/01/2014 84.57
2011-12 07/01/2013 80.87
2010-12 02/01/2012 79.80
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.76
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.94
2008-12 06/01/2010 70.26
2007-12 12/01/2008 77.25
2006-12 02/01/2008 66.55
2005-12 02/01/2007 64.99
2004-12 07/01/2006 55.15
2003-12 03/01/2005 60.82
2002-12 03/01/2004 67.23

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

EIN 52-1211059
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR THIRD WORLD ORGANIZING
NTEE Code Q01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 April, 1981
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
$72,484 12.22% Karissa Lewis Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Third World Organizing (CA) 63.65
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Charity Contact Info

Center for Third World Organizing
1714 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 201-0080
fax: (510) 433-0908
EIN: 52-1211059

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Board Leadership

John Taylor
President

CEO

Karissa Lewis
Executive Director

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