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Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

We talk. We act. We get it done.

three stars

88.57

2001 Forest Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311
tel: (515) 282-0484   Web Site
EIN: 42-1110721

Board Leadership
Cherie Mortice
President

CEO
Hugh Espey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.57 three stars
  Financial 94.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) is an organization with thousands of members across the state from all walks of life who talk, act and get things done on critical issues affecting all Iowans. Iowa CCI members recognize the power of uniting and standing up for what's right. The mission of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is to empower and unite grassroots people of all ethnic backgrounds to take control of their communities; involve them in identifying problems and needs and in taking action to address them; and be a vehicle for social, economic, and environmental justice.

Founded in 1975, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) is an organization with thousands of members across the state from all walks of life who talk, act and get things done on critical issues affecting all Iowans. Iowa CCI members recognize the power of uniting and standing up for what's right. The mission of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is to empower and unite grassroots people of all ethnic backgrounds to take control of their communities; involve them in identifying problems and needs and in taking action to address them; and be a vehicle for social, economic, and environmental justice.

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Financial

four stars

94.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (IA) 88.57 three stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 86.44 three stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.98 three stars
Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI) 92.92 four stars
Food Research & Action Center (DC) 88.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $850,110
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $191,822
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,041,932
   Program Service Revenue $2,570
Total Primary Revenue $1,044,502
   Other Revenue $220,955
TOTAL REVENUE $1,265,457
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,031,116
   Administrative Expenses $79,916
   Fundraising Expenses $33,456
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,144,488
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $120,969
   
Net Assets $1,476,573

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
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.57 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 88.90 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.07 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.56 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.17 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 83.53 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 82.43 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 81.84 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 78.57 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 78.56 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.71 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.92 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 87.73 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 96.71 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 96.65 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 91.27 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 88.45 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 92.88 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 42-1110721
Name in IRS Master File IOWA CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT
NTEE Code S20
NTEE Classification Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(449) Other civil rights activities
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 March, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$71,600 6.25% Hugh Espey Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (IA) 88.57 three stars
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New America (DC) 94.49 four stars
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 86.70 three stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 95.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
2001 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
tel: (515) 282-0484
fax: (515) 283-0031
EIN: 42-1110721

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Board Leadership

Cherie Mortice
President

CEO

Hugh Espey
Executive Director

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