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National Institute on Money in State Politics

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four stars

94.78

833 North Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 449-2480   Web Site
EIN: 81-0526651

Board Leadership
Bert Brandenburg
President

CEO
Edwin Bender
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.78 four stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Our comprehensive and verifiable campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available for free through our Web site FollowTheMoney.org. We encourage transparency and promote independent investigation of state-level campaign contributions by journalists, academic researchers, public-interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, students and the public at large.

The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Our comprehensive and verifiable campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available for free through our Web site FollowTheMoney.org. We encourage transparency and promote independent investigation of state-level campaign contributions by journalists, academic researchers, public-interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, students and the public at large.

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Financial

four stars

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Institute on Money in State Politics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Institute on Money in State Politics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 94.78 four stars
The Heritage Foundation (DC) 85.16 three stars
RESULTS Educational Fund (DC) 92.82 four stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.53 four stars
PolicyLink (CA) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,340,308
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,340,308
   Program Service Revenue $65,450
Total Primary Revenue $1,405,758
   Other Revenue $151,689
TOTAL REVENUE $1,557,447
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,696,456
   Administrative Expenses $146,771
   Fundraising Expenses $48,447
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,891,674
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-334,227
   
Net Assets $2,130,918

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
Database of Political Contributions $1,696,456 100.0%

Ratings History
National Institute on Money in State Politics has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.78 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 96.61 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.06 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 85.67 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 84.93 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 80.18 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 81.46 three stars
2009-06 12/22/2010 98.44 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 81-0526651
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MONEY IN STATE POLITICS
NTEE Code V24
NTEE Classification Political Science
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$85,749 4.53% Edwin Bender Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 94.78 four stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 91.45 four stars
American Council on Science and Health (NY) 86.87 three stars
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (IA) 88.07 three stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 91.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Institute on Money in State Politics
833 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 449-2480
fax: (406) 457-2091
EIN: 81-0526651

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Board Leadership

Bert Brandenburg
President

CEO

Edwin Bender
Executive Director

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