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Center for Public Integrity

Investigative journalism in the public interest

three stars

89.11

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

Board Leadership
James Kiernan
Chairperson

CEO
Susan Smith Richardson
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.11 three stars
  Financial 84.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of stories successfully placed in the media
158
Number of overall donors
1,584
Number of issue mentions in policymaker speeches
3,826
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth -17.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,860,234
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,860,234
   Program Service Revenue $14,279
Total Primary Revenue $9,874,513
   Other Revenue $120,465
TOTAL REVENUE $9,994,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,870,881
   Administrative Expenses $546,397
   Fundraising Expenses $790,840
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,208,118
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,786,860
   
Net Assets $9,085,580

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,500 3.79% John Dunbar Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 89.11 three stars
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (NJ) 90.88 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.08 three stars
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.24 four stars
World Institute on Disability (CA) 89.50 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

James Kiernan
Chairperson

CEO

Susan Smith Richardson
CEO