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Center for Public Integrity

Investigative journalism in the public interest

three stars

89.37

910 17th Street, NW Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-1300   Web Site
EIN: 54-1512177

Board Leadership
James Kiernan
Chairperson

CEO
Kate Myers
Chief Operating Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.37 three stars
  Financial 85.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, the Center for Public Integrity is dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to protect democracy and inspire change using investigative reporting that exposes betrayals of the public trust by powerful interests. To pursue its mission, the Center generates high-quality, accessible investigative reports, databases, and contextual analysis on issues of public importance; disseminates work to journalists, policymakers, scholars, and citizens using a combination of digital, electronic, and print media; and educates, engages, and empowers citizens with the tools and skills they need to hold government and other private institutions accountable.

Founded in 1989, the Center for Public Integrity is dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to protect democracy and inspire change using investigative reporting that exposes betrayals of the public trust by powerful interests. To pursue its mission, the Center generates high-quality, accessible investigative reports, databases, and contextual analysis on issues of public importance; disseminates work to journalists, policymakers, scholars, and citizens using a combination of digital, electronic, and print media; and educates, engages, and empowers citizens with the tools and skills they need to hold government and other private institutions accountable.

Financial

three stars

85.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Public Integrity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Public Integrity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,021,716
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,021,716
   Program Service Revenue $42,700
Total Primary Revenue $5,064,416
   Other Revenue $251,198
TOTAL REVENUE $5,315,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,523,983
   Administrative Expenses $1,018,177
   Fundraising Expenses $874,707
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,416,867
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,101,253
   
Net Assets $6,170,820

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
Investigative Journalism $4,523,983 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 89.37 three stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 84.60 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.11 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.89 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.50 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.31 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 91.31 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2015 89.44 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.21 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 90.81 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 90.65 four stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 93.69 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 94.23 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 85.45 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 69.21 one star
2006-12 11/01/2007 64.01 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 71.90 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 88.50 three 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 54-1512177
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 July, 1993
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
$192,310 2.99% Susan Smith Richardson CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$201,226 3.13% James Morris Former Acting CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Public Integrity
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-1300
EIN: 54-1512177

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 392988
Pittsburgh, PA 15251

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Board Leadership

James Kiernan
Chairperson

CEO

Kate Myers
Chief Operating Officer

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