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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Public Interest Research

Assisting public interest organizations

two stars

71.66

294 Washington Street Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 292-4800   Web Site
EIN: 04-2863170

Board Leadership
Wendy Wendlandt
President

CEO
Amy Floyd
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.66 two stars
  Financial 82.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 64.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Public Interest Research engages in research and education and assists public interest organizations engaged in similar activities. The Center works with various state public interest research groups (PIRG's) to support development of the consumer protection movement through coordinated research, report writing, coalition building, citizen outreach and public education. In addition, we work with state PIRG's on a range of environmental and other public interest programs including educating the public and decision makers on issues such as a right to know, preservation of the environment, and protection of clean air and clean water.

The Center for Public Interest Research engages in research and education and assists public interest organizations engaged in similar activities. The Center works with various state public interest research groups (PIRG's) to support development of the consumer protection movement through coordinated research, report writing, coalition building, citizen outreach and public education. In addition, we work with state PIRG's on a range of environmental and other public interest programs including educating the public and decision makers on issues such as a right to know, preservation of the environment, and protection of clean air and clean water.

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Financial

three stars

82.41

Accountability & Transparency

one star

64.00

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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.6%
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) 71.66 two stars
State Policy Network (VA) 88.07 three stars
The Naval Institute Foundation (MD) 95.11 four stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 87.02 three stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 92.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $909,338
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $909,338
   Program Service Revenue $1,476,346
Total Primary Revenue $2,385,684
   Other Revenue $1,270
TOTAL REVENUE $2,386,954
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,945,477
   Administrative Expenses $118,659
   Fundraising Expenses $150,402
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,214,538
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-827,584
   
Net Assets $1,810,595

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 $1,392,408 47.3%
Accelerate Change Program $809,287 27.5%
Research Program - Frontier Group $632,344 21.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$64,579 2.00% Amy Floyd Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$137,356 4.27% Peter Murray Director, Accelerate Chang
$103,140 3.20% Justin Ruben Parents Together Director
$78,651 2.44% Susan Rakov Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Public Interest Research (MA) 71.66 two stars
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.22 four stars
Health Policy Institute of Ohio (OH) 89.74 three stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 87.02 three stars
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (DC) 93.91 four stars

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Center for Public Interest Research
294 Washington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 292-4800
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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