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Californians for Population Stabilization

Advancing policies to stabilize the population of California and the United States

three stars

89.89

1129 State Street Suite 3-D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 564-6626   Web Site
EIN: 94-2581509

Board Leadership
Ben Zuckerman
Chairman

CEO
Jo Wideman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.89 three stars
  Financial 85.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 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

three stars

85.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Californians for Population Stabilization on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Californians for Population Stabilization on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Californians for Population Stabilization (CA) 89.89 three stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 93.31 four stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 88.22 three stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 92.02 four stars
Health Policy Institute of Ohio (OH) 90.42 four stars

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Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) works to formulate and advance policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California at a level which will preserve a good quality of life for all Californians. Founded in 1986, CAPS works to preserve California's future through the stabilization of our state's human population. Since nearly all of California's population growth comes from immigration, CAPS focuses largely on this issue: sponsoring public and media awareness campaigns, working with lawmakers to promote more responsible policies, maintaining a growing network of member-activists, and conducting vital research. CAPS is confronting the most important issue facing California and the United States: runaway population growth.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,098,777
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $79,686
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,178,463
   Program Service Revenue $1,445
Total Primary Revenue $1,179,908
   Other Revenue $1,508
TOTAL REVENUE $1,181,416
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $869,910
   Administrative Expenses $165,897
   Fundraising Expenses $163,350
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,199,157
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,741
   
Net Assets $849,126

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 89.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 86.47 three stars
2013-12 10/01/2015 88.04 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.71 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.75 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 82.96 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.57 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 84.50 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.65 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 86.88 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 78.04 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 49.48 zero star
2004-12 11/01/2005 68.93 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2581509
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIANS FOR POPULATION STABILIZATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (541) Population control
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 July, 1979
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
$109,293 9.11% Jo Wideman Executive Director

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) works to formulate and advance policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California at a level which will preserve a good quality of life for all Californians. Founded in 1986, CAPS works to preserve California's future through the stabilization of our state's human population. Since nearly all of California's population growth comes from immigration, CAPS focuses largely on this issue: sponsoring public and media awareness campaigns, working with lawmakers to promote more responsible policies, maintaining a growing network of member-activists, and conducting vital research. CAPS is confronting the most important issue facing California and the United States: runaway population growth.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Californians for Population Stabilization (CA) 89.89 three stars
The Land Institute (KS) 93.67 four stars
Cato Institute (DC) 87.44 three stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 91.13 four stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Californians for Population Stabilization
1129 State Street
Suite 3-D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 564-6626
fax: (805) 564-6636
EIN: 94-2581509

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Board Leadership

Ben Zuckerman
Chairman

CEO

Jo Wideman
Executive Director

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