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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Demos

An Equal Say and an Equal Chance For All

83.81

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

Board Leadership
Joshua Fryday
Board Chair

CEO
Taifa Smith Butler
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.81
  Financial 77.46
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

77.46

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
67.7%
  Administrative Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Demos (NY) 83.81
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.34
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.99
State Policy Network (VA) 91.45
Charity Navigator (NJ) 92.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,280,489
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $246,090
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,526,579
   Program Service Revenue $252,360
Total Primary Revenue $7,778,939
   Other Revenue $15,218
TOTAL REVENUE $7,794,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,501,222
   Administrative Expenses $2,628,871
   Fundraising Expenses $1,188,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,318,292
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,524,135
   
Net Assets $11,097,645

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
Visionary Opposition on Voting $1,964,442 26.2%
Race Forward Economic Agenda $1,672,637 22.3%
Movement Building $1,324,969 17.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 83.81
2018-06 05/01/2019 87.62
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.45

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)
(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
$70,000 0.61% K. Sabeel Rahman President
Other Salaries of Note
$220,000 1.94% Heather Mcghee Past President

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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

Joshua Fryday
Board Chair

CEO

Taifa Smith Butler
President

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