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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

National Institute on Money in State Politics

Follow the money

89.02

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 89.02
  Financial 85.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth -5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 89.02
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 85.57
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 87.09
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.34
Discovery Institute (WA) 88.68

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $934,344
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $934,344
   Program Service Revenue $58,961
Total Primary Revenue $993,305
   Other Revenue $172,094
TOTAL REVENUE $1,165,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,591,090
   Administrative Expenses $146,840
   Fundraising Expenses $56,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,794,814
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-629,415
   
Net Assets $1,266,778

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 $1,591,090 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 89.02
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.71
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.78
2016-06 02/01/2018 96.61
2015-06 07/01/2016 97.17
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.17
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.06
2013-06 08/01/2014 85.67
2012-06 08/01/2013 84.93
2011-06 06/01/2012 80.18
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.50
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 81.46
2009-06 12/22/2010 98.44

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,422 4.59% Edwin Bender Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 89.02
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.99
Center for Science in the Public Interest (DC) 87.66
Freedom Foundation (WA) 86.79
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 89.48

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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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