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Texas Public Policy Foundation

Improving Texas by generating academically sound research

three stars

87.82

901 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 472-2700   Web Site
EIN: 74-2524057

Board Leadership
Wendy Lee Gramm
Chair

CEO
Brooke Rollins
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.82 three stars
  Financial 86.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-partisan research institute guided by the core principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, free markets and limited government. The Foundation's mission is to improve Texas by generating academically sound research and data on state issues, and by recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policymakers, the media and general public. The public is demanding a different direction for their government, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is providing the ideas that enable policymakers to chart that new course.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-partisan research institute guided by the core principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, free markets and limited government. The Foundation's mission is to improve Texas by generating academically sound research and data on state issues, and by recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policymakers, the media and general public. The public is demanding a different direction for their government, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is providing the ideas that enable policymakers to chart that new course.

Financial

three stars

86.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 18.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Public Policy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Public Policy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 87.82 three stars
Atlas Network (DC) 97.22 four stars
SPUR (CA) 89.21 three stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 93.31 four stars
Mackinac Center (MI) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,658,748
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,658,748
   Program Service Revenue $153,644
Total Primary Revenue $10,812,392
   Other Revenue $9,406
TOTAL REVENUE $10,821,798
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,999,148
   Administrative Expenses $428,935
   Fundraising Expenses $857,920
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,286,003
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,535,795
   
Net Assets $4,298,827

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Research Support $4,996,581 83.3%
Sponsor Various Public Policy Events $757,540 12.6%
The Center for the American Future $245,027 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.82 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 89.39 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.87 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.65 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 89.82 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 88.33 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 87.63 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.52 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.70 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 85.04 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 84.43 three stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 54.84 zero star
2003-12 11/01/2005 82.33 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-2524057
Name in IRS Master File TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code W06
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$352,099 4.83% Brooke Rollins President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 87.82 three stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.35 four stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 90.56 four stars
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding (NY) 85.21 three stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 472-2700
fax: (512) 472-2728
EIN: 74-2524057

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Board Leadership

Wendy Lee Gramm
Chair

CEO

Brooke Rollins
President, CEO

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