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Population Reference Bureau

Inform, empower, advance

four stars

93.32

1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (800) 877-9881   Web Site
EIN: 53-0214030

Board Leadership
Amanda Glassman
Chair

CEO
Jeffrey Jordan
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.32 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1951, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. PRB focuses their work around these "core themes": Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Global Health; Population and the Environment; Aging; Inequality and Poverty; Migration and Urbanization; and Gender. They also emphasize two Strategic Approaches: Building Coalitions and Mobilizing Civil Society.

Founded in 1951, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. PRB focuses their work around these "core themes": Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Global Health; Population and the Environment; Aging; Inequality and Poverty; Migration and Urbanization; and Gender. They also emphasize two Strategic Approaches: Building Coalitions and Mobilizing Civil Society.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
94.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Reference Bureau on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Reference Bureau on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Population Reference Bureau (DC) 93.32 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,522,182
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,061,543
Total Contributions $10,583,725
   Program Service Revenue $45,016
Total Primary Revenue $10,628,741
   Other Revenue $1,655,599
TOTAL REVENUE $12,284,340
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,038,026
   Administrative Expenses $403,509
   Fundraising Expenses $118,881
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,560,416
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $723,924
   
Net Assets $9,926,105

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
International programs $8,309,982 75.3%
U.S. Programs $1,505,741 13.6%
Communications Programs $1,222,303 11.1%

Ratings History
Population Reference Bureau has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 93.32 four stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 92.19 four stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 89.86 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 88.29 three stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 90.01 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 90.28 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 88.83 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 85.58 three stars
2011-09 05/01/2013 83.64 three 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 53-0214030
Name in IRS Master File POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU INC
NTEE Code V25
NTEE Classification Population Studies
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related 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 Intermediate - the organization is an intermediate organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations (such as a state headquarters of a national organization).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1938
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$301,578 2.60% Jeffrey Jordan President, CEO

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Population Reference Bureau (DC) 93.32 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (800) 877-9881
fax: (202) 328-3937
EIN: 53-0214030

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Board Leadership

Amanda Glassman
Chair

CEO

Jeffrey Jordan
President and CEO

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