Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

We Challenge Discrimination

aka CREEC   |   Denver, CO   |
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Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

EIN: 46-2463157


CREEC is a nonprofit membership organization whose goal is to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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Executive Director

Lauren Deutsch Esq.

Main address

1245 E. Colfax, Suite 400

Denver, CO 80218 USA

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Subject area info

Legal services


Population served info

LGBTQ people

Immigrants and migrants

Low-income people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Immigrants' Rights (R21)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Immigration Detention Accountability Project

CREEC believes that immigration detention – in which people alleged to have violated civil statutes are confined in prison-like settings – is inherently constitutionally suspect and inappropriate for the vast majority of non-citizens awaiting resolution of their immigration status. However, while detention is sanctioned by the courts and Congress, CREEC’s Immigration Detention Accountability Project (IDAP) will fight to ensure that people held in ICE custody are held in constitutionally adequate conditions, receive constitutionally adequate care, and are not discriminated against on the basis of disability. We will undertake this work at the individual, facility-specific, and system-wide level, in the form of direct representation, class action litigation, and serving as resources and educators for the disability rights and immigration communities.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People with disabilities
Refugees and displaced people

The Accessibility Project fights with urgency to make real the promises of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — that people with disabilities must have equal access. CREEC educates businesses, government entities, the disability community, and their allies about the legal protections guaranteed by the ADA and similar laws. We also engage in negotiation and individual and impact litigation when necessary to address disability rights violations.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Incarcerated people

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Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.88 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $336,366 $21,345 $1,672,695 -$162,764 -$144,789
As % of expenses 45.2% 2.2% 128.0% -12.4% -6.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $332,035 $14,132 $1,664,256 -$175,719 -$155,973
As % of expenses 44.3% 1.4% 126.5% -13.3% -7.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,081,144 $1,160,933 $2,804,835 $1,393,358 $1,826,919
Total revenue, % change over prior year 49.7% 7.4% 141.6% -50.3% 31.1%
Program services revenue 90.9% 75.5% 87.4% 52.7% 89.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.8% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 9.0% 24.5% 12.7% 40.2% 11.0%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% -0.1% -0.7% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $744,778 $984,347 $1,306,831 $1,312,128 $2,198,962
Total expenses, % change over prior year 64.7% 32.2% 32.8% 0.4% 67.6%
Personnel 53.6% 65.2% 68.0% 70.3% 38.9%
Professional fees 10.0% 5.4% 4.5% 5.3% 4.0%
Occupancy 7.6% 5.9% 10.8% 7.4% 4.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 28.8% 23.2% 16.5% 16.9% 52.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $749,109 $991,560 $1,315,270 $1,325,083 $2,210,146
One month of savings $62,065 $82,029 $108,903 $109,344 $183,247
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $22,028 $25,828 $16,010 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $833,202 $1,099,417 $1,440,183 $1,434,427 $2,393,393

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.0 6.4 19.7 19.2 9.3
Months of cash and investments 7.0 6.4 19.7 19.2 9.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.8 5.1 19.0 17.6 9.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $437,383 $527,010 $2,140,432 $2,096,918 $1,706,790
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $75,000 $199,677 $197,763 $240,498
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $49,079 $74,511 $58,880 $48,797 $41,075
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.7% 47.2% 20.3% 49.1% 85.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.8% 6.6% 7.0% 1.7% 11.1%
Unrestricted net assets $442,704 $456,836 $2,121,092 $1,944,874 $1,788,901
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $166,042 $142,291 $386,285 $159,031
Total net assets $442,704 $622,878 $2,263,383 $2,331,159 $1,947,932

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Lauren Deutsch Esq.

Lauren Deutsch, Esq. (she/ella) is an attorney, and activist, living in Rochester New York with her spouse and three children. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in 2001, and worked in migrant community health in San Diego, California, prior to law school. She graduated with her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008, and began her legal career in New York City as a Postgraduate Domestic Violence Fellow, before joining the Domestic Violence unit at The Legal Aid Society of Rochester in 2010. She became the Executive Director of a Rochester area reproductive justice organization in 2014, and in 2018 became the Executive Director of a New York statewide non-profit legal services and advocacy organization dedicated to labor justice for migrant farm workers. Lauren’s research interests include racial inequities in legal outcomes, effective social services access for people living with trauma, bruising injuries in victims of color, and the impact of

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/30/2023
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Board chair

Mari Newman

Alan Chen

Timothy Fox

Thomas Kelley

Mark Lindsay

Bill Lann Lee

Mari Newman

Rabia Belt

Stephen Dane

Amy Robertson

Organizational demographics

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