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Center for Public Integrity

Investigative journalism in the public interest

four stars

91.31

910 Seventeenth Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-1300   Web Site
EIN: 54-1512177

Board Leadership
Olivia Ma & Scott Siegler
Co-Chairs

CEO
John Dunbar
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.31 four stars
  Financial 88.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 91.31 four stars
Communications Consortium Media Center (DC) 87.44 three stars
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (DC) 85.99 three stars
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 85.87 three stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 91.13 four stars

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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 produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. 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 governments and other institutions accountable.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,762,615
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,762,615
   Program Service Revenue $35,829
Total Primary Revenue $8,798,444
   Other Revenue $255,530
TOTAL REVENUE $9,053,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,123,934
   Administrative Expenses $731,976
   Fundraising Expenses $797,547
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,653,457
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-599,483
   
Net Assets $6,895,259

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 $8,123,934 100.0%

Ratings History
Center for Public Integrity has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.36 four 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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$293,563 3.04% Peter Bale Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$123,268 1.27% William Buzenberg Former Executive Director

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 produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. 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 governments and other institutions accountable.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 91.31 four stars
New Economy Coalition (MA) 85.62 three stars
National Skills Coalition (DC) 88.81 three stars
SPUR (CA) 92.05 four stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 89.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Public Integrity
910 Seventeenth Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-1300
EIN: 54-1512177

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Board Leadership

Olivia Ma & Scott Siegler
Co-Chairs

CEO

John Dunbar
Chief Executive Officer

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