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Center for Education Reform

Expanding Innovation & Opportunity in American Education for Over a Quarter Century

three stars

82.62

1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 250
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 750-0016   Web Site
EIN: 52-1847187

Board Leadership
Michael Moe
Chairman

CEO
Jeanne Allen
Founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.62 three stars
  Financial 78.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Center for Education Reform (CER) is to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans, particularly our youth, ensuring that the conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.
Our vision is a country and states that provide increased, quality educational opportunities that secure our nation's freedom and future prosperity.
We believe all students should be prepared to participate in a 21st-century economy and become effective global citizens.
To fulfill this mission and vision we have forged an ambitious agenda for expanding opportunity and innovation in US education. The tenets of that path, our New Opportunity Agenda are Freedom, Flexibility, Opportunity and Innovation - and they must apply across the conventional barriers of education, from K through 20, through career, in order that we produce informed citizens who are prepared with 21st century skills for a global world.

The mission of the Center for Education Reform (CER) is to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans, particularly our youth, ensuring that the conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.
Our vision is a country and states that provide increased, quality educational opportunities that secure our nation's freedom and future prosperity.
We believe all students should be prepared to participate in a 21st-century economy and become effective global citizens.
To fulfill this mission and vision we have forged an ambitious agenda for expanding opportunity and innovation in US education. The tenets of that path, our New Opportunity Agenda are Freedom, Flexibility, Opportunity and Innovation - and they must apply across the conventional barriers of education, from K through 20, through career, in order that we produce informed citizens who are prepared with 21st century skills for a global world.

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Financial

two stars

78.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Education Reform on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Education Reform on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Education Reform (DC) 82.62 three stars
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 86.44 three stars
Teach Plus Incorporated (MA) 88.51 three stars
National College Access Network (DC) 91.45 four stars
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 89.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,026,893
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,026,893
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,026,893
   Other Revenue $71,551
TOTAL REVENUE $2,098,444
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,789,749
   Administrative Expenses $234,057
   Fundraising Expenses $297,950
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,321,756
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-223,312
   
Net Assets $425,824

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
Communications $898,368 50.2%
External Relations $469,712 26.2%
Research and Education $421,669 23.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.62 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 81.57 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.69 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.12 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 77.43 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.26 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 74.47 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.20 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 85.43 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 89.32 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 73.81 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.97 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 69.03 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 69.33 one star
2007-12 02/01/2009 79.81 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 81.42 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 93.98 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 93.95 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 96.80 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 52-1847187
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR EDUCATION REFORM
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing 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, 1994
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
$275,000 11.84% Jeanne Allen CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Education Reform (DC) 82.62 three stars
Student Leadership Network (NY) 90.07 four stars
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.00 three stars
ParentChild+ (NY) 94.74 four stars
Council of Independent Colleges (DC) 86.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Education Reform
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 750-0016
EIN: 52-1847187

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Board Leadership

Michael Moe
Chairman

CEO

Jeanne Allen
Founder and CEO

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