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Education : Education Policy and Reform

Center for Education Reform

Making schools work better for all children

three stars

88.69

1901 L Street Northwest Suite 705
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 750-0016   Web Site
EIN: 52-1847187

Board Leadership
Jonathan Hage
Chairman

CEO
Jeanne Allen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.69 three stars
  Financial 88.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, The Center for Education Reform (CER) drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment. Through its storehouse of data and unique insights into American communities, CER uses information to turn parents into activists, policymakers into advocates, and educators into reform leaders. The Center for Education Reform changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish.

Founded in 1993, The Center for Education Reform (CER) drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment. Through its storehouse of data and unique insights into American communities, CER uses information to turn parents into activists, policymakers into advocates, and educators into reform leaders. The Center for Education Reform changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish.

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Financial

three stars

88.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Education Reform (DC) 88.69 three stars
The NEA Foundation (DC) 90.22 four stars
Pinellas Education Foundation (FL) 95.22 four stars
Council for Educational Change (FL) 85.92 three stars
Excelencia in Education (DC) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,137,280
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,137,280
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,137,280
   Other Revenue $27,019
TOTAL REVENUE $1,164,299
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,864,725
   Administrative Expenses $243,056
   Fundraising Expenses $259,185
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,366,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,202,667
   
Net Assets $649,136

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 $956,895 51.3%
External Relations $470,422 25.2%
Research and Education $437,408 23.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$249,996 10.56% Jeanne Allen CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Education Reform (DC) 88.69 three stars
The NEA Foundation (DC) 90.22 four stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 88.22 three stars
Afterschool Alliance (DC) 91.45 four stars
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 90.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Education Reform
1901 L Street Northwest
Suite 705
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 750-0016
EIN: 52-1847187

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Hage
Chairman

CEO

Jeanne Allen
President, CEO

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