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CLASP

Policy solutions that work for low-income people

four stars

96.66

1200 18th Street NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 906-8000   Web Site
EIN: 23-7000150

Board Leadership
LaVeeda Morgan Battle
Chair

CEO
Olivia Golden
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1968, CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) has been a trusted resource, a creative architect for systems change, and one of the country's most effective voices for low income people. CLASP's mission is to develop and advocate for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people. In particular, we seek policies that work to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work. Through careful research and analysis and effective advocacy, CLASP develops and promotes new ideas, mobilizes others, and directly assists governments and advocates to put in place successful strategies that deliver results that matter to people across America. We are nonpartisan and situated at the intersection of local practice, national research, and state and federal policy, and striving to translate each world to each other.

Since 1968, CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) has been a trusted resource, a creative architect for systems change, and one of the country's most effective voices for low income people. CLASP's mission is to develop and advocate for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people. In particular, we seek policies that work to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work. Through careful research and analysis and effective advocacy, CLASP develops and promotes new ideas, mobilizes others, and directly assists governments and advocates to put in place successful strategies that deliver results that matter to people across America. We are nonpartisan and situated at the intersection of local practice, national research, and state and federal policy, and striving to translate each world to each other.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CLASP on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CLASP on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CLASP (DC) 96.66 four stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 91.71 four stars
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DC) 88.70 three stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,747,178
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $120,000
Total Contributions $8,867,178
   Program Service Revenue $13,124
Total Primary Revenue $8,880,302
   Other Revenue $34,164
TOTAL REVENUE $8,914,466
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,057,095
   Administrative Expenses $464,824
   Fundraising Expenses $466,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,988,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-74,399
   
Net Assets $8,596,851

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
Children & Youth $3,383,979 42.0%
Workforce Training and Post-Secondary Education $2,417,129 30.0%
Poverty and Income Support Programs $2,255,987 28.0%

Ratings History
CLASP has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.42 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.57 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.55 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.50 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 91.91 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 89.65 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2012 88.68 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 93.16 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.11 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 96.95 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 86.77 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 88.62 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 76.58 two stars
2004-12 09/01/2005 84.77 three 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 23-7000150
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
(149) Other instruction and training
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 April, 1969
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
$151,919 1.69% Olivia Golden Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$158,566 1.76% Cormekki Whitley Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CLASP (DC) 96.66 four stars
Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) 89.34 three stars
LiveWell Colorado (CO) 86.76 three stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

CLASP
1200 18th Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 906-8000
fax: (202) 842-2885
EIN: 23-7000150

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Board Leadership

LaVeeda Morgan Battle
Chair

CEO

Olivia Golden
Executive Director

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