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State Policy Network

Building a national network of free-market think tanks

88.98

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

Board Leadership
Carl Helstrom
Chair

CEO
Tracie Sharp
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.98
  Financial 88.97
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
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

88.97

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 19.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
State Policy Network (VA) 88.98
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 93.84
Reason Foundation (CA) 92.91
Tax Foundation (DC) 87.15
RESULTS Educational Fund (DC) 94.25

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,868,649
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $37,500
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,906,149
   Program Service Revenue $101,781
Total Primary Revenue $8,007,930
   Other Revenue $47,283
TOTAL REVENUE $8,055,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,324,705
   Administrative Expenses $445,129
   Fundraising Expenses $855,416
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,625,250
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $429,963
   
Net Assets $4,056,476

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
Leadership Development Initiative $2,615,922 41.4%
State Policy Analysis and Education $1,299,115 20.5%
Communications Projects $1,232,620 19.5%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.98
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 89.85
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.41
2012-12 11/01/2013 89.83
2011-12 02/01/2013 89.77
2010-12 12/23/2011 87.98
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.81
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 87.41
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.56
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.35

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, 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
$262,000 3.43% Tracie J. Sharp President

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
State Policy Network (VA) 88.98
Tobin Project (MA) 90.42
CLAL (NY) 89.27
Center for Food Safety (DC) 91.45
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (VT) 90.17

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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 Helstrom
Chair

CEO

Tracie Sharp
President, CEO

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