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Center for Reproductive Rights

CharityWatch report issued
February 2021

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Center for Reproductive Rights
199 Water Street
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2019

Program Percentage: 74%

The percentage of Center for Reproductive Rights's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Center for Reproductive Rights spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Center for Reproductive Rights IRS Form 990 13-3669731
Center for Reproductive Rights Audited Financial Statements 13-3669731
Entity: Center for Reproductive Rights
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3669731
Entity: Center for Reproductive Rights
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-3669731

Governance & Transparency

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Center for Reproductive Rights
meets governance benchmarks.
Center for Reproductive Rights
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Nancy Northup President/CEO $531,526
2 Michelle Dees Chief Strategy & Operating Officer $364,240
3 Anne Matsui Chief Development Officer $355,904
Name: Nancy Northup
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $531,526
Name: Michelle Dees
Title: Chief Strategy & Operating Officer
Compensation: $364,240
Name: Anne Matsui
Title: Chief Development Officer
Compensation: $355,904

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to The Center for Reproductive Rights audit of June 30, 2019 (Note 2 re: Donated services), the Center received in-kind "donated legal and volunteer services" for fiscal 2019 on which it placed a total value of $25,526,591.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

According to The Center for Reproductive Rights tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, the Center reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"Staff members who are at the C-suite level, which are staff members on the executive team, are eligible for a performance-based bonus on an annual basis. The executive committee of the board of directors sets the bonus amount for the individual who is serving as both President and CEO. The individual who is serving as both President and CEO sets the bonus amount for all other C-suite staff members."

The Center reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to four individuals in calendar year 2018, including $40,000 paid to Nancy Northup, President and CEO. Her reported total compensation in 2018 is $531,526. The reported "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to the other three individuals are $25,000 (for two) and $20,000, with associated total compensation ranging from $364,240 to $275,795 in 2018 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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