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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Center for Constitutional Rights

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
07/2016
Name:
Center for Constitutional Rights
Address:
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Phone:
212-614-6464
Year, State Incorporated:
1966, New Jersey
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and protecting rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights demonstrations in the South, CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 16 : Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

  • The organization's annual report does not identify the total amount spent for each of its major program activities.
  • The organization's annual report does not identify the total fund raising expense for the past fiscal year.
  • The organization's annual report does not identify the total administrative expense for the past fiscal year.


Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. E. Vincent Warren, CEO
Compensation*:
$182,125
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Catherine Albisa
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Executive Director
Board Size:
21
Paid Staff Size:
49



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Programs
 

              
The Center for Constitutional Rights provides legal advocacy and education in the field of constitutional and human rights. The organization advocates in support of the rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees, subjects of extraordinary renditions, and ghost detainees. Other advocacy issues include racial, gender, and economic justice, corporate human rights abuse, international law and accountability, prison justice, immigrant rights, surveillance and material support, and political dissent. The Center also offers a political fellowship program, and youth outreach.



Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 17.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,897,652, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on CCR's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Grants and Contributions

$5,896,681

Court awards and attorney fees

528,820

Net realized on investment ransactions

198,780

Net investment income

45,482

Other income

25,238

In-kind contributions

971

Total Income

$6,695,972

Program Expenses  

Litigation

$4,186,937

Education and outreach

1,907,582
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

6,094,519
1,029,099
769,696

$7,893,314

$(1,197,342)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 77%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative 10% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $7,300,365
221,797
Ending net assets 6,324,820
Total liabilities 1,228,122

Total assets

$7,552,942







Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.



 

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