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Atlas Network

Advancing freedom around the world

four stars

97.22

1201 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 449-8449   Web Site
EIN: 94-2763845

Board Leadership
Linda Whetstone
Chair

CEO
Brad Lips
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.22 four stars
  Financial 97.46 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Atlas Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Atlas Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Atlas Network (DC) 97.22 four stars
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (NJ) 88.32 three stars
The Aspen Institute (DC) 94.19 four stars
Resources for the Future (DC) 88.53 three stars
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (IA) 88.56 three stars

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Founded in 1981, the Atlas Network, formerly known as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, works to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote our vision of a free, prosperous and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property and free markets. Today, the Atlas Network supports and works actively with 478 independent partner organizations that support the ideas of freedom in 83 countries.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,333,100
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,333,100
   Program Service Revenue $59,412
Total Primary Revenue $11,392,512
   Other Revenue $71,924
TOTAL REVENUE $11,464,436
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,597,039
   Administrative Expenses $494,826
   Fundraising Expenses $1,006,267
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,098,132
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $366,304
   
Net Assets $6,254,315

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
Grants and Awards $4,261,278 44.4%
Networking & Collaboration $3,902,346 40.7%
Outreach & Discovery Programs $721,238 7.5%

Ratings History
Atlas Network has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 97.22 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.83 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 93.56 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.60 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.51 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.89 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 91.27 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 98.46 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.65 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 96.34 four 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 94-2763845
Name in IRS Master File ATLAS ECONOMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code V22
NTEE Classification Economics (as a social science)
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1981
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$290,592 2.61% Bradley Lips Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$177,251 1.59% Alejandro Chafuen President

Founded in 1981, the Atlas Network, formerly known as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, works to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote our vision of a free, prosperous and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property and free markets. Today, the Atlas Network supports and works actively with 478 independent partner organizations that support the ideas of freedom in 83 countries.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Atlas Network (DC) 97.22 four stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.15 four stars
Be the Change Inc. (MA) 89.48 three stars
National Skills Coalition (DC) 88.81 three stars
Food and Water Watch (DC) 88.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Atlas Network
1201 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 449-8449
fax: (202) 280-1259
EIN: 94-2763845

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Board Leadership

Linda Whetstone
Chair

CEO

Brad Lips
Chief Executive Officer

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