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Atlas Network

Advancing freedom around the world

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four stars

90.29

Two Liberty Center 4075 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
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 90.29 four stars
  Financial 86.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 483 independent partner organizations that support the ideas of freedom in 91 countries.

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 483 independent partner organizations that support the ideas of freedom in 91 countries.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of clients who complete job skills training
942
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
5,375,190
Number of donors retained
623
Number of new donors
469
Number of organizational partners
483
Number of countries with partner activity
98
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
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 (VA) 90.29 four stars
Mises Institute (AL) 94.70 four stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 86.84 three stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 92.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,319,187
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,319,187
   Program Service Revenue $85,062
Total Primary Revenue $15,404,249
   Other Revenue $114,319
TOTAL REVENUE $15,518,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,771,013
   Administrative Expenses $621,249
   Fundraising Expenses $1,446,168
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,838,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,680,138
   
Net Assets $9,922,615

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 $6,530,500 66.8%
Events and Media Outreach $2,059,201 21.1%
Training and Mentoring $1,181,312 12.1%

Ratings History
Atlas Network has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 90.29 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.57 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.71 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,832 2.83% Bradley A. Lips CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Atlas Network (VA) 90.29 four stars
Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DC) 89.24 three stars
The Naval Institute Foundation (MD) 95.11 four stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 91.75 four stars
Health Policy Institute of Ohio (OH) 89.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Atlas Network
Two Liberty Center
4075 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
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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