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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 862-7189
fax: (202) 862-7177
EIN: 53-0218495

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Board Leadership

Tully M. Friedman


Arthur C. Brooks

Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Competition of ideas is fundamental to a free society

(out of 100)
Overall 91.53 4 stars
  Financial 95.26 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 3 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Primary Revenue Growth 25.8%
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.76
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $62,435,926
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $62,435,926
   Program Service Revenue $1,065,665
Total Primary Revenue $63,501,591
   Other Revenue $509,914
TOTAL REVENUE $64,011,505
   Program Expenses $27,524,188
   Administrative Expenses $4,367,994
   Fundraising Expenses $3,543,724
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,575,599
Net Assets $222,403,155


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$700,000 1.97% Arthur Brooks President


The American Enterprise Institute ( is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts, and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer, and more democratic nation and world. AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare. Founded in 1943, AEI is home to some of America's most accomplished public policy experts--from economics, law, political science, defense and foreign policy studies, ethics, theology, health care, and other fields. The Institute sponsors research and conferences and publishes books, monographs, and periodicals.

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