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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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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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CLASP (DC) 96.66 four stars
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New York Public Interest Research Group Fund (NY) 90.27 four stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.08 four 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