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Goldwater Institute

In defense of liberty

three stars

89.12

500 East Coronado Road Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 462-5000   Web Site
EIN: 86-0597661

Board Leadership
Eric Crown
Chairman

CEO
Darcy Olsen
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.12 three stars
  Financial 84.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Goldwater Institute is an independent government watchdog supported by people who are committed to expanding free enterprise and liberty. The Institute develops innovative, principled solutions to pressing issues facing the states and enforces constitutionally limited government through litigation. The Institute focuses its work on expanding economic freedom and educational opportunity, bringing transparency to government, and protecting the rights guaranteed to Americans by the U.S. and state constitutions. The Goldwater Institute was founded in 1988 with Barry Goldwater's blessing.

The Goldwater Institute is an independent government watchdog supported by people who are committed to expanding free enterprise and liberty. The Institute develops innovative, principled solutions to pressing issues facing the states and enforces constitutionally limited government through litigation. The Institute focuses its work on expanding economic freedom and educational opportunity, bringing transparency to government, and protecting the rights guaranteed to Americans by the U.S. and state constitutions. The Goldwater Institute was founded in 1988 with Barry Goldwater's blessing.

Results Information

Reported Results
Showing 3 of 13
Total in 2016
Number of briefings or presentations held
51
Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs
7
Number of policies formally established
36
Number of list subscribers
16,441
Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts
6,496,000
Number of press releases developed and distributed
37
Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing
1,928
Average number of active cases handled
19
Number of cases resulting in final judicial victories
5
Number of cases resulting in final favorable out-of-court settlements
1
Number of letters demanding government cease unlawful behavior
1
Number of favorable responses to letters demanding government cease unlawful behavior
1
Number of interns and law clerks employed
28
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Financial

three stars

84.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 18.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Goldwater Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Goldwater Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,318,258
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,318,258
   Program Service Revenue $46,441
Total Primary Revenue $4,364,699
   Other Revenue $63,537
TOTAL REVENUE $4,428,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,439,698
   Administrative Expenses $380,196
   Fundraising Expenses $796,320
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,616,214
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,187,978
   
Net Assets $3,956,749

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
Policy Analysis, Research & Education $2,912,795 65.6%
Public Interest Litigation $1,378,312 31.0%
Communications $148,591 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.12 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 91.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 85.99 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.09 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.93 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 92.36 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 94.34 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.52 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 91.07 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.60 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 92.96 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.19 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 86-0597661
Name in IRS Master File BARRY GOLDWATER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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, 1989
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
$337,764 6.01% Darcy Olsen President/CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Goldwater Institute
500 East Coronado Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 462-5000
fax: (602) 256-7045
EIN: 86-0597661

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Board Leadership

Eric Crown
Chairman

CEO

Darcy Olsen
President, CEO

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