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Institute for American Values

Contributing intellectually to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world

one star

62.30

1841 Broadway Suite 211
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 246-3942   Web Site
EIN: 13-3400377

Board Leadership
Thomas K. Sylvester
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 62.30 one star
  Financial 58.95 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Institute for American Values, founded in 1987, is a private, nonpartisan organization that contributes intellectually to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world. The Institute seeks to bring fresh knowledge to bear on the challenges facing the American family and civil society. Through its Malta Forum, its Council on Family Law, and its academic and professional advisory committees, which bring together many of the nation's most distinguished scholars and analysts from across the human sciences and from across the political spectrum, the Institute seeks to bridge the gap between scholarship and policymaking, bringing new information and analyses to the attention of policy makers in government, opinion makers in the media, and decision makers in the private sector and in civil society.

The Institute for American Values, founded in 1987, is a private, nonpartisan organization that contributes intellectually to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world. The Institute seeks to bring fresh knowledge to bear on the challenges facing the American family and civil society. Through its Malta Forum, its Council on Family Law, and its academic and professional advisory committees, which bring together many of the nation's most distinguished scholars and analysts from across the human sciences and from across the political spectrum, the Institute seeks to bridge the gap between scholarship and policymaking, bringing new information and analyses to the attention of policy makers in government, opinion makers in the media, and decision makers in the private sector and in civil society.

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Financial

one star

58.95

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 275.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for American Values on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for American Values on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for American Values (NY) 62.30 one star
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 88.17 three stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 91.71 four stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.27 four stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 89.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $540,939
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $540,939
   Program Service Revenue $18,943
Total Primary Revenue $559,882
   Other Revenue $5
TOTAL REVENUE $559,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $488,237
   Administrative Expenses $73,996
   Fundraising Expenses $64,038
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $626,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-66,384
   
Net Assets $-69,033

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
Family & Civic Values $377,910 77.4%
Public Education $110,327 22.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-02 03/01/2019 62.30 one star
2017-02 05/01/2018 65.73 one star
2016-02 06/01/2017 70.98 two stars
2015-02 07/01/2016 78.21 two stars
2014-02 06/01/2016 76.92 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-02 08/01/2015 73.28 two stars
2013-02 08/01/2014 77.02 two stars
2012-02 06/01/2013 85.01 three stars
2011-02 05/01/2012 83.69 three stars
2010-02 09/20/2011 82.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-02 06/01/2011 90.78 four stars
2009-02 07/01/2010 82.05 three stars
2008-02 12/01/2008 77.51 two stars
2007-02 08/01/2008 92.21 four stars
2006-02 05/01/2007 78.52 two 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 13-3400377
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN VALUES
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • February, 2018
  • February, 2017
  • February, 2016
  • February, 2015
  • February, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,802 25.03% David Blankenhorn President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for American Values (NY) 62.30 one star
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.57 three stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 92.65 four stars
Mises Institute (AL) 91.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Institute for American Values
1841 Broadway
Suite 211
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 246-3942
fax: (212) 541-6665
EIN: 13-3400377

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Board Leadership

Thomas K. Sylvester
Chairman

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