EIN 04-3523528

Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)

IRS 501(c) type
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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.
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The Center for Effective Philanthropy (cep) pursues its mission through tools and advisory services, publications, and programming. In 2020, cep focused research on issues related to The role that foundations can play in policy efforts as well as how individual and foundations could best support nonprofits as well as historically marginalized communities in The wake of The covid-19 pandemic. Cep published these reports: The funding landscape: nonprofit perspectives on current issues in Philanthropy; funder support during The covid-19 pandemic; policy influence: what foundations are doing and why; new attitudes, old practices: The provision of multiyear general operating support; and foundations respond to crisis: a series of three reports.cep delivered 88 assessment tools and advisory services engagements to foundations and grantmakers in 2020, 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. These assessments help funders hear from crucial constituencies and improve their effectiveness.cep continued our 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 2020, youthtruth fielded 1,627 surveys across 811 schools and shared findings from its aggregate dataset on a range of key topics, such as student learning and well-being during covid-19. Cep staff participated in a number of speaking engagements and released numerous communications via its blogs, e-newsletter, and various traditional press and social media outlets. Cep also hosted numerous webinars and virtual programs and launched a new podcast.

Who funds Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)76952 General Operating Support for the Center for$600,000
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor General Operating Support$500,000
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)75222 Supporting Ongoing Activities of the Center$450,000
...and 32 more grants received totalling $3,853,600

Personnel at CEP

Rihab BabikerVice President , Finance and Operations$193,391
Grace NicoletteVice President , Programming and External Relations$149,671
Alyse D'AmicoVice President of People and Culture; Advisor To the President / Director , People and Culture$106,509
Ellie ButeauVice President , Research$223,216
Jennifer WilkaExecutive Director , Youthtruth$191,613
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for CEP

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,385,319
Program services$3,890,501
Investment income and dividends$43,792
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$46,584
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$8,366,196

Form 990s for CEP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-07-08990View PDF
2019-122020-08-10990View PDF
2018-122019-08-17990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-09-28990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 13, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 2, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $74,000 from The Nord Family Foundation
December 17, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsResearch centersCharities
Social sciencesCommunity improvement
Conducts researchNational levelReceives government fundingManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
675 Massachusetts Ave No 7
Cambridge, MA 02139
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Middlesex County, MA
Website URL
(617) 492-0800
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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