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State Policy Network

Building a national network of free-market think tanks

three stars

88.07

1655 North Fort Myer Drive Suite 360
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 243-1655   Web Site
EIN: 57-0952531

Board Leadership
Carl O. Helstrom, III
Chair

CEO
Tracie Sharp
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.07 three stars
  Financial 87.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, State Policy Network (SPN) is the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks. SPN's programs enable these organizations to better educate local citizens, policy makers and opinion leaders about market-oriented alternatives to state and local policy challenges. We are the capacity building service organization for America's free market, state-focused think tank community. We advance a free society by providing leadership development, management training and networking opportunities for think tank professionals and by promoting strategic partnerships among market-oriented organizations.

Founded in 1992, State Policy Network (SPN) is the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks. SPN's programs enable these organizations to better educate local citizens, policy makers and opinion leaders about market-oriented alternatives to state and local policy challenges. We are the capacity building service organization for America's free market, state-focused think tank community. We advance a free society by providing leadership development, management training and networking opportunities for think tank professionals and by promoting strategic partnerships among market-oriented organizations.

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Financial

three stars

87.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 20.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by State Policy Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by State Policy Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
State Policy Network (VA) 88.07 three stars
Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 92.29 four stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 87.24 three stars
World Institute on Disability (CA) 89.50 three stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,783,893
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $65,900
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,849,793
   Program Service Revenue $299,080
Total Primary Revenue $13,148,873
   Other Revenue $121,389
TOTAL REVENUE $13,270,262
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,026,268
   Administrative Expenses $348,817
   Fundraising Expenses $1,422,175
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,797,260
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $473,002
   
Net Assets $4,918,739

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
State Policy Analysis and Education $3,553,642 32.2%
Other Programs $2,731,058 24.8%
Leadership Development Initiative $2,770,266 25.1%
Annual Meeting $1,971,302 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.07 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.30 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.95 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 89.85 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.41 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 89.83 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 89.77 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 87.98 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 87.41 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.56 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.35 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 57-0952531
Name in IRS Master File STATE POLICY NETWORK
NTEE Code R02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
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 September, 1992
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,517 2.30% Tracie J. Sharp President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
State Policy Network (VA) 88.07 three stars
Center for the National Interest (DC) 89.04 three stars
National Consumers League (DC) 86.45 three stars
The Land Institute (KS) 94.32 four stars
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 91.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

State Policy Network
1655 North Fort Myer Drive
Suite 360
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 243-1655
fax: (703) 740-0314
EIN: 57-0952531

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Board Leadership

Carl O. Helstrom, III
Chair

CEO

Tracie Sharp
President, CEO

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