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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

The American Spectator Foundation

Educating the public

two stars

74.70

122 S Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 807-2011   Web Site
EIN: 23-7002632

Board Leadership
Robert Luddy
Chairman

CEO
Melissa Clouthier
Managing Editor, Interim President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.70 two stars
  Financial 88.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Spectator Foundation, founded in 1999, educates the public on new ideas, concepts and policies that favor the principles of economic freedom, individual liberty, limited government, and traditional American values. To this end, the Foundation also trains and cultivates young writers for careers in journalism and serves as a resource and an outlet for a host of both young and established conservative writers and thinkers. The Foundation is responsible for publishing "The American Spectator" which provides Americans with news and commentary on politics, economics, and culture.

The American Spectator Foundation, founded in 1999, educates the public on new ideas, concepts and policies that favor the principles of economic freedom, individual liberty, limited government, and traditional American values. To this end, the Foundation also trains and cultivates young writers for careers in journalism and serves as a resource and an outlet for a host of both young and established conservative writers and thinkers. The Foundation is responsible for publishing "The American Spectator" which provides Americans with news and commentary on politics, economics, and culture.

Financial

three stars

88.90

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
62.5%
  Administrative Expenses 22.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 42.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Spectator Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Spectator Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Spectator Foundation (VA) 74.70 two stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 95.47 four stars
Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) (WA) 94.68 four stars
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Common Sense Media (CA) 88.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,445,447
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $157,259
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,602,706
   Program Service Revenue $121,745
Total Primary Revenue $1,724,451
   Other Revenue $-60,693
TOTAL REVENUE $1,663,758
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $937,999
   Administrative Expenses $26,266
   Fundraising Expenses $86,813
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,051,078
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $612,680
   
Net Assets $1,489,700

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
Publication and Distribution $937,999 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 74.70 two stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 73.91 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 25.96 zero star
2016-12 04/01/2018 59.76 one star
2015-12 06/01/2017 60.50 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 59.90 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 64.37 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 61.49 one star
2011-12 07/01/2013 68.50 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7002632
Name in IRS Master File THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR FOUNDATION DON RIECK
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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]
Ruling Date January, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,027 11.13% Melissa Clouthier Managing Editor, Interim President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Spectator Foundation (VA) 74.70 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

The American Spectator Foundation
122 S Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 807-2011
EIN: 23-7002632

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Board Leadership

Robert Luddy
Chairman

CEO

Melissa Clouthier
Managing Editor, Interim President

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