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Center for Responsive Politics

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

four stars

91.83

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 91.83 four stars
  Financial 88.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 March 2020, 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

88.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $998,069
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $998,069
   Program Service Revenue $49,684
Total Primary Revenue $1,047,753
   Other Revenue $35,007
TOTAL REVENUE $1,082,760
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,807,958
   Administrative Expenses $218,519
   Fundraising Expenses $213,172
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,239,649
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,156,889
   
Net Assets $1,708,518

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,526 6.89% Sheila Krumholz Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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