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Texas Public Policy Foundation

Improving Texas by generating academically sound research

three stars

86.44

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

Board Leadership
Thomas “Tim” Lyles
Chairman

CEO
Kevin Roberts
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.44 three stars
  Financial 93.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

93.42

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 16.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,510,030
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,510,030
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,510,030
   Other Revenue $154,593
TOTAL REVENUE $13,664,623
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,554,585
   Administrative Expenses $805,545
   Fundraising Expenses $1,999,346
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,359,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,305,147
   
Net Assets $15,683,203

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,722 1.74% Brooke Rollins President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$230,850 1.86% Kevin Roberts Executive Director
$216,413 1.75% John Horton Chief Development Officer

Mission

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.

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Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 86.44 three stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 88.22 three stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars
Charity Navigator (NJ) 92.39 four stars
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three 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

Thomas “Tim” Lyles
Chairman

CEO

Kevin Roberts
Executive Director