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CLASP

Policy solutions that work for low-income people

four stars

95.38

1310 L Street, NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
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 95.38 four stars
  Financial 93.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CLASP (DC) 95.38 four stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 88.22 three stars
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA) 87.31 three stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.34 three stars
Mises Institute (AL) 91.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,632,483
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $419,074
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,051,557
   Program Service Revenue $25,714
Total Primary Revenue $11,077,271
   Other Revenue $-76,023
TOTAL REVENUE $11,001,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,023,956
   Administrative Expenses $2,071,645
   Fundraising Expenses $644,118
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,739,719
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,261,529
   
Net Assets $9,858,350

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 $3,020,302 43.0%
Poverty and Income Support Programs $2,107,186 30.0%
Workforce Training and Post-Secondary Education $1,896,468 27.0%

Ratings History
CLASP has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 95.38 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2020 98.23 four stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,790 1.50% Olivia Golden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CLASP (DC) 95.38 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.34 three stars
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 89.23 three stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.45 four stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

CLASP
1310 L Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
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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