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Center for Responsive Politics

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

four stars

99.58

1101 Fourteenth Street, NW Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 857-0044   Web Site
EIN: 52-1275227

Board Leadership
Sonia Jarvis
Chair

CEO
Sheila Krumholz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.58 four stars
  Financial 99.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 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

four stars

99.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.66
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 99.58 four stars
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 90.32 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 95.53 four stars
MapLight (CA) 92.18 four stars
Goldwater Institute (AZ) 89.12 three stars

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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. CRP's mission is to: inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives, empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information, and advocate for a transparent and responsive government. The first Open Secrets book, published in 1990, was a massive 1,300 pages and analyzed contributions by political action committees (PACs) in the 1988 congressional elections. Featuring contributor profiles for every member of Congress, it was an unprecedented resource that illuminated money's role in congressional elections and policymaking. CRP launched the website following the 1996 elections.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,907,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,907,475
   Program Service Revenue $74,706
Total Primary Revenue $1,982,181
   Other Revenue $22,631
TOTAL REVENUE $2,004,812
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,472,438
   Administrative Expenses $157,974
   Fundraising Expenses $171,923
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,802,335
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $202,477
   
Net Assets $2,725,516

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 $761,076 51.7%
Research and Analysis $711,362 48.3%

Ratings History
Center for Responsive Politics has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • 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
$141,332 7.84% Sheila Krumholz Executive Director

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. CRP's mission is to: inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives, empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information, and advocate for a transparent and responsive government. The first Open Secrets book, published in 1990, was a massive 1,300 pages and analyzed contributions by political action committees (PACs) in the 1988 congressional elections. Featuring contributor profiles for every member of Congress, it was an unprecedented resource that illuminated money's role in congressional elections and policymaking. CRP launched the website following the 1996 elections.

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Responsive Politics
1101 Fourteenth Street, NW
Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 857-0044
fax: (202) 857-7809
EIN: 52-1275227

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Board Leadership

Sonia Jarvis
Chair

CEO

Sheila Krumholz
Executive Director

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