EIN 04-3523528

Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
55
Year formed
2000
Most recent tax filings
2019-12
Description
CEP's mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness - and, as a result, their intended impact.

Program areas at CEP

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (cep) pursues its mission through data collection and research that fuels The creation of assessment tools and advisory services, publications, and programming. In 2019, cep conducted studies that resulted in The reports: "greater good: lessons from those who have started major grantmaking organizations, and "crucial donors: how major individual givers can best support nonprofits." Cep delivered 115 assessment tools and advisory services engagements to foundations and grantmakers in 2019, including The grantee perception report (gpr), The applicant perception report (apr), The staff perception report (spr), The donor perception report (dpr), and custom advisory projects. In addition, cep continued its work on The youthtruth project, gathering comparative feedback from hundreds of thousands of students as well as families and staff about their school experiences, creating online interactive reports for school and district administrators, and providing follow-up advisory support. In 2019 youthtruth fielded 1,800 surveys across 820 schools, and shared findings from its aggregate dataset on a range of key topics. Cep staff participated in a number of speaking engagements and released numerous communications via its blog, e-newsletter, and various traditional press and social media outlets.

Form 990s for CEP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-08-10990View PDF
2018-122019-08-17990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-09-28990View PDF
2015-122016-09-28990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor Support of A Regional Youthtruth Initiative$750,000
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...and 31 more grants received

Financials for CEP

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,025,615
Program services$5,231,490
Investment income and dividends$85,070
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$12,750
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-87,188
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$11,267,737

Personnel at CEP

NameTitleCompensation
Rihab BabikerVice President , Finance and Administration / Vice President , Finance and Admin.$44,000
Grace NicoletteDir , Programming and Ext Relations / Vice President , Programming and External Relations$138,151
Ellie ButeauVice President , Research$214,220
 Subscribe to viewExecutive Director , Youthtruth
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Client Services and Operations
...and 23 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$11,267,737
2019
Yearly growth
26.7%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$10,199,135
2019
Yearly growth
20.5%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$9,591,247
2019
Yearly growth
15.5%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
55
2019
Yearly growth
10%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
675 Massachusetts Avenue No 7
Cambridge, MA 02139
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Website URL
cep.org/ 
Phone
(617) 492-0800
Facebook page
Center-For-Effective-Philanthropy 
Twitter profile
@cepdata 
IRS details
EIN
04-3523528
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2000
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent