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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

The Citizenship Education Fund

We educate voters and promote full participation in the electoral process.

930 East 50th Street Chicago, IL 60615
tel: (773) 373-3366
EIN: 34-1447977

Board Leadership
William Dickerson


During our analysis of The Citizenship Education Fund’s FYE 2015 Form 990, the document revealed the following errors and omissions:
  • The document reports mathematical inconsistencies in reporting Net Assets on Page 11.
We find such practices atypical when compared to how other charities operate, as well as a departure from how The Citizenship Education Fund has reported its finances in the past. We have reached out to The Citizenship Education Fund for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 12/01/2016 79.21 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 80.88 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 64.71 one star
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 62.32 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 58.74 one star
2012-12 09/01/2014 59.27 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 34-1447977
NTEE Code R40
NTEE Classification Voter Education, Registration
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (482) Voter education (mechanics of registering, voting etc.)
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 November, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

The Citizenship Education Fund
930 East 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
tel: (773) 373-3366
EIN: 34-1447977

Board Leadership

William Dickerson

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