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Population Reference Bureau

Inform, empower, advance

three stars

89.86

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

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Schoenecker
Chair

CEO
Jeffrey Jordan
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 89.86 three stars
Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) 89.39 three stars
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.22 four stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 89.39 three stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,249,396
   Federated Campaigns $1,330
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,353,038
Total Contributions $8,603,764
   Program Service Revenue $66,121
Total Primary Revenue $8,669,885
   Other Revenue $204,206
TOTAL REVENUE $8,874,091
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,339,052
   Administrative Expenses $702,332
   Fundraising Expenses $115,970
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,157,354
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-283,263
   
Net Assets $10,083,107

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 $5,975,477 71.7%
U.S. Programs $1,422,687 17.1%
Communications Programs $940,888 11.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$273,387 2.98% Jeffrey N. Jordan President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 89.86 three stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 90.79 four stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 89.14 three stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (DC) 93.91 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

Elizabeth Schoenecker
Chair

CEO

Jeffrey Jordan
President and CEO

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