Center On Budget And Policy Priorities

CBPP was founded in 1981 to analyze federal budget priorities, with a particular focus on how budget choices affect low-income Americans.

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WASHINGTON, DC – EIN 521234565  cbpp.org

We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.

Our History
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) was founded in 1981 to analyze federal budget priorities, with a particular focus on how budget choices affect low-income Americans. We have broadened our work considerably over the years as we responded to new developments and entered new areas of research.

Most notably, we began extensive work on budget priorities and low-income programs at the state level in the 1990s as Washington was shifting responsibility over many areas of low-income policy to the states. In the states, we also collaborate with non-profits — including the more than 40 members of the State Priorities Partnership — to build their capacity to conduct sound budget and policy analysis and participate effectively in policy debates. Learn more about our State Policy Work.

We apply our extensive understanding of budgets, taxes, low-income programs, and social insurance programs – along with our analytic skills and the keen strategic sense for which we are known – to inform and shape debates, influence outcomes, and achieve concrete results.

Federal and state fiscal issues:
We analyze budget proposals, focusing especially on programs for low- and moderate-income families. We also examine long-term budget challenges and promote measures to improve fiscal responsibility in an equitable way. We analyze major tax proposals, examining their likely impact on the economy, on the nation’s fiscal health, and on the government’s ability to address critical national needs, especially over the long term. We also examine the impact of tax proposals on households at different income levels.

Low-Income Programs:
We work to ensure that programs that serve low- and moderate-income people are adequately funded, accessible, and effective in helping beneficiaries meet basic needs while moving toward self-sufficiency. We work, for instance, on:

Health:
We work to ensure that Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act provide coverage that meets the needs of low-income children and families, seniors, and people with disabilities. We also work to ensure that proposals that would affect these programs do not slash benefits for, or impose costs on, the nation’s most vulnerable people.
Low-income tax credits: We work to highlight the benefits of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit and to protect and expand them to further encourage work and reduce poverty. We work closely with members of the State Priorities Partnership to maintain and expand state-level EITCs where they exist, and to bring them to more states.

Food assistance:
We design and promote polices to make SNAP stronger, more accessible, and easier to administer; help states design their SNAP programs; help ensure that WIC has the funds to serve all eligible applicants; and design and promote policies that increase school meal participation for low-income kids.
Family Income Support: We research and analyze federal and state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) issues, and we provide technical assistance to help states design their TANF programs so they can reach more eligible families and meet families’ particular needs.
Low-income housing: We work to improve the effectiveness of federal low-income housing programs, and we study how well-designed housing assistance programs can advance such goals as reducing concentrations of poverty.

Economic, poverty and income trends:
We examine how changes in the economy affect federal and state budgets, and how federal and state budget and tax proposals would affect economic growth. We analyze employment trends and promote reforms that would strengthen the unemployment insurance system. We support more adequate federal and state minimum wages and policies that would lead to full employment. And, we analyze trends in poverty and income at both the national and state levels, including trends in income disparities. We also examine the effectiveness of safety-net programs in reducing poverty.

Social Security:
We examine Social Security’s effects on poverty and on particular demographic groups. We also analyze Social Security reform proposals to determine their likely impact on the program’s long-term solvency and its effectiveness in reducing poverty and hardship.

Climate Change:
We analyze the potential effects of climate change policies on low-income households and on the federal budget. We also design measures to ensure that the higher energy prices resulting from climate change legislation do not drive more households into poverty or make poor households even poorer.

Tens of millions of poor and moderate-income individuals and families have benefited from the Center’s efforts. At the national level, we have helped to expand health coverage for millions of parents, children, and low-income adults with disabilities; extend tax credits to millions more working-poor families; and strengthen basic nutrition and housing assistance for low-income families.

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.png
AbbreviationCBPP
Formation1983; 37 years ago (1983)
TypePublic policy think tank
Headquarters1275 First St NE Suite 1200
Location
President
Robert Greenstein
Revenue (2015)
$25,506,794[1]
Expenses (2015)$33,807,175[1]
Websitewww.cbpp.org

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a progressive American think tank that analyzes the impact of federal and state government budget policies.[2] A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Center's stated mission is to "conduct research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates."[3]

CBPP was founded in 1981 by Robert Greenstein, a former political appointee in the Jimmy Carter administration. Greenstein founded the organization, which is based in Washington, D.C., to provide an alternative perspective on the social policy initiatives of the Ronald Reagan administration.[4]

Activities

Based in Washington, D.C., the Center was founded in 1981 by Robert Greenstein, who continues to serve as the organization's president.[5] In 2013, the Center reported revenue of $37.5 million, expenses of $27.3 million, and total year-end assets of $67.7 million.[6]

In 1993, the Center was involved in the founding of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of nonprofit, state-level policy organizations that examine state budget and tax policies and their effect on low- and moderate-income households.[7]

In 1997, the Center established the International Budget Partnership (IBP). The IBP publishes an annual Open Budget Index which measures governmental budget transparency and accountability around the world.[8]

In 2005, representatives of CBPP attended a May 2006 meeting of the Democracy Alliance along with the Center for American Progress and the Economic Policy Institute to "talk about the agendas they were busy crafting that would catapult Democratic politics into the economic future."[9]

The Center is opposed to modern day efforts to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution.[10]

Political stance

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities describes itself as "a nonpartisan research and policy institute" with a focus on reducing poverty and inequality.[11] They have elsewhere been described as nonpartisan.[12][13] CBPP has also been described as progressive,[14][15] liberal,[16][17][18] and left-leaning.[19]

Board of directors

Name[20] Other Affiliations
Henry J. Aaron Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Kenneth S. Apfel former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration; Professor of the Practice, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Jano Cabrera former Communications Director for RIAA during Napster lawsuit; former Communication Director, Democratic Party; Worldwide EVP, Burson-Marsteller[21]
Henry A. Coleman Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
James O. Gibson Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Antonia Hernández President, California Community Foundation
Wayne Jordan CEO, Jordan Real Estate Investments, LLC
Frank Mankiewicz former Press Secretary to Robert F. Kennedy; former President of NPR; Vice Chairman, Hill & Knowlton
Lynn McNair Senior Director of Business Development and Resource Mobilization, Internet Society
Marion Pines Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies
Robert D. Reischauer former Director of the Congressional Budget Office; President Emeritus, Urban Institute
Paul R. Rudd Adaptive Analytics, LLC
Susan Sechler Managing Director, TransFarm Africa
Melanne Verveer Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Kim Wallace Managing Director, Head of Washington Policy, Renaissance Macro Research
William Julius Wilson Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor and Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, Harvard University

Funding

The Center is supported by a number of foundations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, as well as individual donors.[22] The Atlantic Philanthropies is a major donor to CBPP,[23] as is George Soros.[24] CBPP has received funding through the Democracy Alliance.[25][26] In fiscal year 2012, it accepted $1,533,236 in government grants.[27]

Year Revenues Expenses
2013[6] $37,586,760 $27,383,933
2012[27] $22,247,145 $31,902,277
2011[28] $24,356,998 $28,854,661
2010[28] $29,425,074 $26,380,857

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Center on Budget and Policy Priorities" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ Corasaniti, Nick (October 3, 2019). "Cory Booker Wants to Talk About Child Poverty". New York Times. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ "What Is the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities?". Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  4. ^ Radin, Beryl (2000). Beyond Machiavelli: Policy Analysis Comes of Age. Georgetown University Press. p. 65. ISBN 9781589012752.
  5. ^ Pianin, Eric (April 6, 2015). "How a Top Budget Expert Sees the Year Playing Out". Fiscal Times. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "IRS 2013 Form 990" (PDF). Guidestar. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  7. ^ Radin, Beryl (2013). Beyond Machiavelli, Second Edition (2 ed.). Georgetown University Press. ISBN 9781589019591.
  8. ^ Goncharov, Dmitry; Condrey, Stephen; Liebert, Saltanat (2013). Public Administration in Post-Communist Countries: Former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia. CRC Press. p. 87. ISBN 9781439861370.
  9. ^ Bai, Matt (2008). The Argument: Inside the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics. Penguin. ISBN 9781440635748.
  10. ^ Greenstein, Robert (October 21, 2014). "A constitutional convention could be the single most dangerous way to 'fix' American government". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Our Mission | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities". www.cbpp.org. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  12. ^ Saul, Stephanie (2016-07-07). "Public Colleges Chase Out-of-State Students, and Tuition". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  13. ^ Column, Jilian Mincer A. Dow Jones Newswires (2008-10-18). "State Budget Cuts Push Tuition Higher". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  14. ^ Terkel, Amanda (21 May 2014). "Paul LePage's Welfare Reform Adviser Plagiarized Report From Progressive Think Tank". Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  15. ^ LaMarche, Gara (13 August 2014). "How the Left Is Revitalizing Itself". The Nation. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  16. ^ Meckler, Laura (2015-09-14). "Price Tag of Bernie Sanders's Proposals: $18 Trillion". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  17. ^ Herszenhorn, David M. (2016-06-14). "The Debatable Premise Underlying Paul Ryan's Antipoverty Plan". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  18. ^ Calmes, Jackie (2016-02-15). "Left-Leaning Economists Question Cost of Bernie Sanders's Plans". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  19. ^ Radnofsky, Louise; Hughes, Siobhan (2016-06-22). "House Republicans Unveil Health-Insurance Proposal". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  20. ^ "CBPP: Board of Directors". Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  21. ^ "Jano Cabrera, Worldwide Executive Vice President". Archived from the original on 2014-07-07.
  22. ^ "A Powerhouse for the Poor", The Washington Post, 4 May 2007.
  23. ^ Callahan, David (July 30, 2014). "Will Atlantic's Big Bet on the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Pay Off?". Inside Philanthropy. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  24. ^ Lingeman, Richard (2008). The Nation Guide to the Nation. Vintage Books. p. 83. ISBN 9780307387288.
  25. ^ Prokop, Andrew (November 24, 2014). "The Democracy Alliance: How a secretive group of donors helps set the progressive agenda". Vox. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  26. ^ Kaplan, Larry (December 1, 2014). "Left-Wing Echo of the Trilateral Commission?". Nonprofit Quarterly. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  27. ^ a b "Charity Navigator Rating, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities". Charity Navigator. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  28. ^ a b "2011 Form 990" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 2015-04-09.

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CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES

WASHINGTON, DC 20002-3193 | Tax-exempt since May 1982
  • EIN: 52-1234565
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Public, Society Benefit — Multipurpose and Other)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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Dec. 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$34,611,559

Total Functional Expenses $33,287,285
Net income $1,324,274
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $32,949,233 95.2%
Program services $447,030 1.3%
Investment income $1,220,973 3.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $6,750 0.0%
Net fundraising -$22,306
Sales of assets $9,879 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,137,107 3.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $14,237,192 42.8%
Other
Total Assets $95,853,448
Total Liabilities $2,202,933
Net Assets $93,650,515
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Dec. 2016

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2016

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Total Revenue

$51,393,953

Total Functional Expenses $28,721,352
Net income $22,672,601
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $49,891,446 97.1%
Program services $498,991 1.0%
Investment income $976,284 1.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $27,232 0.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,087,573 3.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $11,887,953 41.4%
Other
Total Assets $92,239,678
Total Liabilities $2,482,329
Net Assets $89,757,349
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

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2015

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Total Revenue

$25,506,794

Total Functional Expenses $33,807,175
Net income -$8,300,381
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $23,677,596 92.8%
Program services $771,749 3.0%
Investment income $940,139 3.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $117,310 0.5%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,026,781 3.0%
Professional fundraising fees $14,203 0.0%
Other salaries and wages $12,522,186 37.0%
Other
Total Assets $67,986,808
Total Liabilities $2,095,722
Net Assets $65,891,086
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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Total Revenue

$49,753,529

Total Functional Expenses $30,948,012
Net income $18,805,517
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $48,131,601 96.7%
Program services $965,294 1.9%
Investment income $685,334 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$28,700
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,037,853 3.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $13,013,995 42.1%
Other
Total Assets $86,958,909
Total Liabilities $2,434,217
Net Assets $84,524,692
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

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2013

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Total Revenue

$37,586,760

Total Functional Expenses $27,383,933
Net income $10,202,827
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $36,116,123 96.1%
Program services $713,419 1.9%
Investment income $685,485 1.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $71,733 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,018,962 3.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $12,368,828 45.2%
Other
Total Assets $67,711,516
Total Liabilities $2,356,648
Net Assets $65,354,868
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$22,247,145

Total Functional Expenses $31,902,277
Net income -$9,655,132
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $20,838,907 93.7%
Program services $656,758 3.0%
Investment income $674,377 3.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $77,103 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,177,262 3.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $12,109,474 38.0%
Other
Total Assets $54,912,605
Total Liabilities $2,282,690
Net Assets $52,629,915
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

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2011

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Total Revenue

$24,356,998

Total Functional Expenses $28,854,661
Net income -$4,497,663
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $23,029,122 94.5%
Program services $754,702 3.1%
Investment income $712,373 2.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$139,199
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $973,390 3.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $10,989,967 38.1%
Other
Total Assets $62,580,543
Total Liabilities $2,100,531
Net Assets $60,480,012
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

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2010

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Dec. 2009

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2009

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Dec. 2008

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2008

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Dec. 2007

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2007

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Dec. 2006

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2006

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2005

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Dec. 2004

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2004

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2003

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Dec. 2002

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2002

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2001

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