CharityWatch REPORT
Issued January 2016

Contact & General Information

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street NW
Washington , DC 20001
www.childrensdefense.org
Tax Status: 501(c)3
 

Other Names

None
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RATING:   A

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Stated Mission

To ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start, and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood.
Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/14

Program Percentage :  87 %

Calculated Total Expenses (rounded) :  $21,000,000 

A charity's Program % is the percentage of its cash budget it spends on Programs relative to Overhead (Fundraising and Management & General Expenses)

Cost to Raise $100 :  $ 11

Calculated Total Contributions (rounded) :  $9,700,000 

Cost to Raise $100 signifies how many dollars a charity spends on Fundraising to raise each $100 of Contributions.

Government Funding

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For the reporting year rated by CharityWatch, this charity received cash grants/contributions from government sources within a range of:

0% to 24%

Financial Documents

Children's Defense Fund's rating is based on CharityWatch's in-depth analysis of the following documents for the fiscal year represented:

Entity Document Type Tax Id #
Children's Defense Fund IRS Form 990 52-0895622
Children's Defense Fund Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple

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