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The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (800) 546-2843
fax: (202) 546-8328
EIN: 23-7327730

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Board Leadership

Thomas A. Saunders III


Jim DeMint

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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

The Heritage Foundation

Leadership for America

(out of 100)
Overall 79.53 2 stars
  Financial 71.34 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 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 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 36.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Primary Revenue Growth 13.0%
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Heritage Foundation on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $94,567,106
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $94,567,106
   Program Service Revenue $565,920
Total Primary Revenue $95,133,026
   Other Revenue $1,836,880
TOTAL REVENUE $96,969,906
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $49,821,907
   Administrative Expenses $2,533,419
   Fundraising Expenses $29,751,995
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,862,585
Net Assets $217,141,676


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$899,512 1.09% James W. Demint President
Other Salaries of Note
$369,372 0.44% Edwin J. Feulner Jr. Former President


Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution-a think tank-whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and principles. Our vision is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

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