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Center for Responsive Politics

Your nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy

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four stars

95.19

1300 L Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 857-0044   Web Site
EIN: 52-1275227

Board Leadership
John Coyle
Chair

CEO
Sheila Krumholz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.19 four stars
  Financial 93.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Independent and nonpartisan, we make our data, analysis and public interest journalism freely available on our website, OpenSecrets.org. Our vision is for Americans to be empowered by access to clear and unbiased information about money's role in politics and policy and to use that knowledge to strengthen our democracy. Our mission is to produce and disseminate peerless data and analysis on money in politics to inform and engage Americans, champion transparency, and expose disproportionate or undue influence on public policy.

Founded in 1983, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Independent and nonpartisan, we make our data, analysis and public interest journalism freely available on our website, OpenSecrets.org. Our vision is for Americans to be empowered by access to clear and unbiased information about money's role in politics and policy and to use that knowledge to strengthen our democracy. Our mission is to produce and disseminate peerless data and analysis on money in politics to inform and engage Americans, champion transparency, and expose disproportionate or undue influence on public policy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of list subscribers
37,173
Number of media citations of advocate research or products
78,950
Number of press articles published
251
Number of unique website visitors
8,836,160
This impact information is current as of September 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

four stars

93.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Responsive Politics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Responsive Politics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 95.19 four stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 87.53 three stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.32 four stars
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.14 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 94.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,334,728
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,334,728
   Program Service Revenue $62,660
Total Primary Revenue $1,397,388
   Other Revenue $38,637
TOTAL REVENUE $1,436,025
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,637,515
   Administrative Expenses $214,027
   Fundraising Expenses $180,500
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,032,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-596,017
   
Net Assets $2,922,949

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
Education and Outreach $843,105 51.5%
Research and Analysis $794,410 48.5%

Ratings History
Center for Responsive Politics has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 95.19 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 94.42 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 97.10 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 99.58 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 99.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 94.13 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.61 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 94.61 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 90.83 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.44 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 88.44 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 94.04 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 75.79 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2008 87.41 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 88.13 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 87.34 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 92.68 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 52-1275227
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational 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 September, 1983
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
$150,026 7.38% Sheila Krumholz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 95.19 four stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 90.18 four stars
Government Accountability Project (DC) 88.31 three stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 92.78 four stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Responsive Politics
1300 L Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 857-0044
fax: (202) 857-7809
EIN: 52-1275227

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Board Leadership

John Coyle
Chair

CEO

Sheila Krumholz
Executive Director

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