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Population Reference Bureau

Inform, empower, advance

four stars

90.01

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

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Schoenecker
Chair of the Board

CEO
Jeffrey Jordan
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.01 four stars
  Financial 91.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.15

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
95.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 90.01 four stars
The Center for Democracy and Technology (DC) 93.23 four stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.07 four stars
NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures (CO) 85.41 three stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 92.22 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,278,524
   Federated Campaigns $2,372
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,808,486
Total Contributions $10,089,382
   Program Service Revenue $67,960
Total Primary Revenue $10,157,342
   Other Revenue $399,620
TOTAL REVENUE $10,556,962
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,950,214
   Administrative Expenses $502,181
   Fundraising Expenses $114,911
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,567,306
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-10,344
   
Net Assets $8,828,285

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 $7,383,241 74.2%
Communications Programs $1,305,296 13.1%
U.S. Programs $1,261,677 12.7%

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
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 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]
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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$124,363 1.17% Jeffrey N. Jordan President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$264,255 2.50% James Scott CFO, COO
$21,513 0.20% Wendy H. Baldwin Former President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 90.01 four stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 92.28 four stars
Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 91.87 four stars
Public Agenda (NY) 87.51 three stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 89.26 three 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

Elizabeth Schoenecker
Chair of the Board

CEO

Jeffrey Jordan
President and CEO

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