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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Center for Individual Rights

Fighting for individual rights

93.39

1233 20th Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 426-2665   Web Site
EIN: 52-1600481

Board Leadership
Jeremy A. Rabkin
Chair

CEO
Terence J. Pell
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.39
  Financial 93.82
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

93.82

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Individual Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Individual Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Individual Rights (DC) 93.39
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 95.47
Committee to Protect Journalists (NY) 92.91
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 85.39
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute (NY) 92.08

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Incorporated in 1988, the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) is a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual liberties against the increasingly aggressive and unchecked authority of federal and state governments. CIR seeks to enforce constitutional limits on state and federal power. We are not a legal services firm nor a public policy institute. We aggressively litigate and publicize a handful of carefully selected cases that advance the right of individuals to govern themselves according to the natural exercise of their own reason. Our cases challenge excessive government regulation, unconstitutional state action, and other entanglements characteristic of the modern state. We make no apologies for bringing only those cases that overtly advance this agenda.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,527,895
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,527,895
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,527,895
   Other Revenue $972,479
TOTAL REVENUE $3,500,374
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,096,615
   Administrative Expenses $99,650
   Fundraising Expenses $319,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,515,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $984,699
   
Net Assets $3,689,160

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
Legal Cases $2,096,615 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 06/01/2016 93.39
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 93.16
2014-03 08/01/2015 93.05
2013-03 02/01/2014 91.36
2012-03 12/01/2012 92.54
2011-03 05/01/2012 86.78
2010-03 09/20/2011 94.62
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 03/01/2011 92.79
2009-03 07/01/2010 82.57
2008-03 12/17/2008 85.99
2007-03 12/15/2007 68.05
2006-03 12/15/2006 64.33
2005-03 01/01/2006 72.20
2004-03 07/01/2005 63.30

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

EIN 52-1600481
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation 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 September, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 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
$210,000 8.34% Terence Pell President

Incorporated in 1988, the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) is a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual liberties against the increasingly aggressive and unchecked authority of federal and state governments. CIR seeks to enforce constitutional limits on state and federal power. We are not a legal services firm nor a public policy institute. We aggressively litigate and publicize a handful of carefully selected cases that advance the right of individuals to govern themselves according to the natural exercise of their own reason. Our cases challenge excessive government regulation, unconstitutional state action, and other entanglements characteristic of the modern state. We make no apologies for bringing only those cases that overtly advance this agenda.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Individual Rights (DC) 93.39
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 87.27
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 90.92
American Immigration Council (DC) 93.53
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 85.56

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Individual Rights
1233 20th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (877) 426-2665
fax: (202) 833-8410
EIN: 52-1600481

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Board Leadership

Jeremy A. Rabkin
Chair

CEO

Terence J. Pell
President

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