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Demos

An Equal Say and an Equal Chance For All

three stars

87.62

80 Broad Street Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 633-1405   Web Site
EIN: 13-4105066

Board Leadership
Amelia Wareen Tyagi & Joshua Fryday
Board Co-Chair

CEO
K. Sabeel Rahman
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 86.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Our name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people. Our nation's highest challenge is to create a democracy that truly empowers people of all backgrounds, so that we all have a say in setting the policies that shape opportunity and provide for our common future. To help America meet that challenge, Demos is working to reduce both political and economic inequality, deploying original research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to create the America the people deserve.

Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Our name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people. Our nation's highest challenge is to create a democracy that truly empowers people of all backgrounds, so that we all have a say in setting the policies that shape opportunity and provide for our common future. To help America meet that challenge, Demos is working to reduce both political and economic inequality, deploying original research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to create the America the people deserve.

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Financial

three stars

86.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
69.2%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Demos on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Demos on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Demos (NY) 87.62 three stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 95.16 four stars
The Land Institute (KS) 92.36 four stars
Creative Commons (CA) 89.32 three stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,616,684
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $313,102
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,929,786
   Program Service Revenue $795,008
Total Primary Revenue $14,724,794
   Other Revenue $-52,170
TOTAL REVENUE $14,672,624
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,853,434
   Administrative Expenses $2,435,899
   Fundraising Expenses $1,473,127
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,762,460
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,910,164
   
Net Assets $14,621,501

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
Demo's Race Forward Economic Agenda $2,341,038 29.8%
Demo's Visionary Opposition on Voting $2,079,360 26.5%
Demo's Narrative Team $1,317,762 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 87.62 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.45 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 13-4105066
Name in IRS Master File DEMOS A NETWORK FOR IDEAS AND ACTION LTD
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
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 April, 2001
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$270,000 2.29% Heather Mcghee President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Demos (NY) 87.62 three stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 96.97 four stars
Mises Institute (AL) 94.70 four stars
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (DC) 88.13 three stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 91.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Demos
80 Broad Street
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 633-1405
EIN: 13-4105066

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Board Leadership

Amelia Wareen Tyagi & Joshua Fryday
Board Co-Chair

CEO

K. Sabeel Rahman
President

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