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Center for Public Interest Research

Non-partisan research, litigation, civic engagement, public education; assisting partner public interest organizations

two stars

75.49

294 Washington Street Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 292-4805   Web Site
EIN: 04-2863170

Board Leadership
Wendy Wendlandt
President

CEO
Amy Floyd
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.49 two stars
  Financial 82.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Public Interest Research is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that conducts public interest research and litigation, and runs civic engagement and public education programs around critical public interest issues. It also assists partner 501(c)(3) organizations engaged in similar activities through grants, by sponsoring joint or new public interest projects, and by providing training and other support in areas such as advocacy, organizing, campaign development and packaging, and grantseeking.

The Center for Public Interest Research is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that conducts public interest research and litigation, and runs civic engagement and public education programs around critical public interest issues. It also assists partner 501(c)(3) organizations engaged in similar activities through grants, by sponsoring joint or new public interest projects, and by providing training and other support in areas such as advocacy, organizing, campaign development and packaging, and grantseeking.

Financial

three stars

82.66

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
92.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Public Interest Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Public Interest Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Public Interest Research (MA) 75.49 two stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 89.58 three stars
Business Executives for National Security (DC) 93.01 four stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 92.02 four stars
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,789,851
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,789,851
   Program Service Revenue $1,559,556
Total Primary Revenue $3,349,407
   Other Revenue $10,526
TOTAL REVENUE $3,359,933
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,804,080
   Administrative Expenses $131,171
   Fundraising Expenses $102,617
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,037,868
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $322,065
   
Net Assets $2,132,750

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
Organizational Support and Development Program $1,228,222 43.8%
Accelerate Change Program $848,215 30.2%
Research Program - Frontier Group $696,054 24.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2020 75.49 two stars
2018-12 08/01/2020 73.64 two stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 71.74 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 71.66 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 73.58 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 78.49 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.39 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 74.05 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 68.03 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 71.61 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 66.14 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 64.93 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 55.41 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 71.02 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 91.58 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 70.80 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 85.53 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 77.22 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 94.10 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 96.11 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 04-2863170
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code V20
NTEE Classification Social Science Institutes, Services
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable 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 August, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$62,945 2.07% Amy Floyd Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$132,471 4.36% Peter Murray Director, Accelerate Change
$84,120 2.76% Susan Rakov Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Public Interest Research (MA) 75.49 two stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 89.79 three stars
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.99 four stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 88.52 three stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 94.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Public Interest Research
294 Washington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 292-4805
fax: (617) 292-8057
EIN: 04-2863170

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Board Leadership

Wendy Wendlandt
President

CEO

Amy Floyd
Executive Director

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