Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Common Cause Education Fund

Public education and research to win reform at all levels of government

four stars

93.96

805 Fifteenth Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 833-1200   Web Site
EIN: 31-1705370

Board Leadership
Martha Tierney
Chair

CEO
Karen Hobert Flynn
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.96 four stars
  Financial 92.46 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2000, Common Cause Education Fund (CCEF) is the public education and research affiliate of Common Cause, a nonpartisan lobbying organization. Together, Common Cause and CCEF programs serve the organization's overall mission to strengthen public participation and faith in our institutions of self-government; ensure that government and the political process serve the general interest, rather than special interests; curb the excessive influence of money on government decisions and elections; promote fair and honest elections and high ethical standards for government officials; and protect the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans.

Founded in 2000, Common Cause Education Fund (CCEF) is the public education and research affiliate of Common Cause, a nonpartisan lobbying organization. Together, Common Cause and CCEF programs serve the organization's overall mission to strengthen public participation and faith in our institutions of self-government; ensure that government and the political process serve the general interest, rather than special interests; curb the excessive influence of money on government decisions and elections; promote fair and honest elections and high ethical standards for government officials; and protect the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans.

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Financial

four stars

92.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Cause Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Cause Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,021,532
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $538,802
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,560,334
   Program Service Revenue $100
Total Primary Revenue $9,560,434
   Other Revenue $-231,541
TOTAL REVENUE $9,328,893
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,039,384
   Administrative Expenses $645,808
   Fundraising Expenses $538,669
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,223,861
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,105,032
   
Net Assets $6,522,298

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$132,078 1.82% Karen Hobert Flynn President & CEO $161,429

Mission

Founded in 2000, Common Cause Education Fund (CCEF) is the public education and research affiliate of Common Cause, a nonpartisan lobbying organization. Together, Common Cause and CCEF programs serve the organization's overall mission to strengthen public participation and faith in our institutions of self-government; ensure that government and the political process serve the general interest, rather than special interests; curb the excessive influence of money on government decisions and elections; promote fair and honest elections and high ethical standards for government officials; and protect the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 93.96 four stars
Government Accountability Project (DC) 87.63 three stars
MapLight (CA) 85.59 three stars
Better Government Association (IL) 94.29 four stars
Project Vote Smart (IA) 86.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Common Cause Education Fund
805 Fifteenth Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 833-1200
EIN: 31-1705370

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Board Leadership

Martha Tierney
Chair

CEO

Karen Hobert Flynn
President