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Marijuana Policy Project Foundation

Working to minimize the harm associated with marijuana

two stars

77.62

2370 Champlain St NW #12 Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 462-5747   Web Site
EIN: 52-1975211

Board Leadership
Troy Dayton
Chair

CEO
Rob Kampia
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.62 two stars
  Financial 72.14 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation helps to support the efforts of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) by focusing on public education. MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm. Because MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.

Founded in 1996, the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation helps to support the efforts of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) by focusing on public education. MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm. Because MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.

Financial

two stars

72.14

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 78.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marijuana Policy Project Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marijuana Policy Project Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,485,518
   Federated Campaigns $43,323
   Membership Dues $853,500
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,382,341
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,382,341
   Other Revenue $48,558
TOTAL REVENUE $2,430,899
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,231,185
   Administrative Expenses $242,915
   Fundraising Expenses $392,741
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,866,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $140,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-435,942
   
Net Assets $198,483

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
Increase Public Support for Non-Punitive Marijuana Policies $1,934,682 86.7%
Conferences and Coalitions $168,858 7.6%
Public Education $127,645 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 09/01/2018 77.62 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 77.03 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.30 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 77.53 two stars
2013-12 10/01/2015 80.37 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 74.99 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 78.52 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 66.41 one star
2010-12 10/01/2012 63.79 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 56.59 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.66 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.12 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 73.69 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 56.21 one star
2006-12 08/01/2008 67.30 one star
2005-12 05/01/2007 85.01 three 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 52-1975211
Name in IRS Master File MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(537) Use of drugs or narcotics
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 February, 1997
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,037 4.46% Rob Kampia Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Marijuana Policy Project Foundation
2370 Champlain St NW #12
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 462-5747
EIN: 52-1975211

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 77492
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20013

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Board Leadership

Troy Dayton
Chair

CEO

Rob Kampia
Executive Director

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