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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Center for Constitutional Rights

Dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution

four stars

91.62

666 Broadway 7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
tel: (212) 614-6464   Web Site
EIN: 22-6082880

Board Leadership
Katherine Franke
Chair

CEO
Vincent Warren
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.62 four stars
  Financial 88.16 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. CCR uses litigation proactively to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for constitutional and human rights.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. CCR uses litigation proactively to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for constitutional and human rights.

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Financial

three stars

88.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.96
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Constitutional Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Constitutional Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 91.62 four stars
Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 88.29 three stars
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 91.27 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 94.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,621,733
   Federated Campaigns $18,982
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,300
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,654,015
   Program Service Revenue $2,522,273
Total Primary Revenue $13,176,288
   Other Revenue $367,358
TOTAL REVENUE $13,543,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,169,899
   Administrative Expenses $847,813
   Fundraising Expenses $1,121,730
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,139,442
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,404,204
   
Net Assets $26,920,960

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
Litigation Program $4,202,863 68.1%
Education & Outreach Program $1,967,036 31.9%

Ratings History
Center for Constitutional Rights has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.62 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.14 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 89.68 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2017 89.30 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 84.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 84.25 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.50 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 89.60 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 93.07 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.83 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.76 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 90.05 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 90.13 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 92.80 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 92.71 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 84.92 three 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 22-6082880
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS INC
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 November, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,604 2.75% Ernest V. Warren Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 91.62 four stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 92.47 four stars
Public Counsel (CA) 90.34 four stars
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 88.22 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
tel: (212) 614-6464
fax: (212) 614-6499
EIN: 22-6082880

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Board Leadership

Katherine Franke
Chair

CEO

Vincent Warren
Executive Director

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