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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

94.82

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

Board Leadership
Lisa Crooms-Robinson & Leila Hessini
Chair

CEO
Vincent Warren
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.82
  Financial 92.68
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

92.68

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.08
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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) 94.82
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02
Mississippi Center for Justice (MS) 86.83
Mental Health Advocacy Services (CA) 91.37
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing (IL) 85.69

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,502,193
   Federated Campaigns $2,396
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,504,589
   Program Service Revenue $2,661,846
Total Primary Revenue $13,166,435
   Other Revenue $453,828
TOTAL REVENUE $13,620,263
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,464,523
   Administrative Expenses $897,640
   Fundraising Expenses $1,358,316
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,720,479
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,899,784
   
Net Assets $30,793,565

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 $5,909,512 69.8%
Education & Outreach Program $2,555,011 30.2%

Ratings History
Center for Constitutional Rights has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 94.82
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.62
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.14
2016-06 03/01/2017 89.68
2016-06 02/01/2017 89.30
2015-06 06/01/2016 84.45
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 84.25
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.50
2013-06 05/01/2014 89.60
2012-06 07/01/2013 93.07
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.83
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.33
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.76
2008-06 06/01/2009 90.05
2007-06 07/01/2008 90.13
2006-06 05/01/2007 92.80
2005-06 05/01/2006 92.71
2004-06 06/01/2005 84.92

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$251,409 2.34% Ernest V. Warren Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 94.82
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.08
And Justice for All (UT) 96.46
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.90
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (MN) 96.66

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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

Lisa Crooms-Robinson & Leila Hessini
Chair

CEO

Vincent Warren
Executive Director

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