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Atlas Network (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation)

Advancing freedom around the world

94.68

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

Board Leadership
Dan Grossman
Chair

CEO
Brad Lips
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.68
  Financial 97.28
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

97.28

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Atlas Network (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Atlas Network (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Atlas Network (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation) (DC) 94.68
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 92.74
Social Venture Partners (WA) 86.09
John Locke Foundation (NC) 85.61
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 86.21

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Founded in 1981, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, also known as the Atlas Network, 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 $9,313,501
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,313,501
   Program Service Revenue $67,082
Total Primary Revenue $9,380,583
   Other Revenue $205,630
TOTAL REVENUE $9,586,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,098,881
   Administrative Expenses $461,402
   Fundraising Expenses $723,408
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,283,691
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-697,478
   
Net Assets $6,012,672

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 $4,116,680 45.2%
Networking & Collaboration $3,414,771 37.5%
Outreach & Discovery Programs $870,158 9.6%

Ratings History
Atlas Network (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation) has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.68
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.34
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.83
2013-12 12/22/2014 93.56
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.60
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.51
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.89
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.47
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 91.27
2007-12 12/17/2008 98.46
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.65
2005-12 04/01/2007 96.34

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$280,000 2.72% Bradley Lips Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$170,000 1.65% Alejandro Chafuen President

Founded in 1981, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, also known as the Atlas Network, 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 (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation) (DC) 94.68
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Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 91.02
SPUR (CA) 92.05
Public Agenda (NY) 87.51

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Charity Contact Info

Atlas Network (formerly known as Atlas Economic Research Foundation)
1201 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 449-8449
EIN: 94-2763845

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Board Leadership

Dan Grossman
Chair

CEO

Brad Lips
Chief Executive Officer

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