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Drug Policy Alliance
131 W 33rd St
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 613-8020
fax: (212) 613-8021
EIN: 52-1516692

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Board Leadership

Ira Glasser


Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director

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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Drug Policy Alliance

Reason. Compassion. Justice.

(out of 100)
Overall 85.67 3 stars
  Financial 80.14 3 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 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Primary Revenue Growth -10.3%
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Drug Policy Alliance on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 05/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,196,775
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,015,453
   Fundraising Events $15,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,227,328
   Program Service Revenue $420,442
Total Primary Revenue $6,647,770
   Other Revenue $159,900
TOTAL REVENUE $6,807,670
   Program Expenses $9,305,228
   Administrative Expenses $1,791,879
   Fundraising Expenses $1,073,812
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,363,249
Net Assets $4,044,196


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 05/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$267,477 2.19% Ethan Nadelmann Executive Director


The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. We work to advance policies that reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and seek solutions that promote safety while upholding the sovereignty of individuals over their own minds and bodies. The DPA Network is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

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