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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois' comeback story starts here

three stars

88.59

190 South LaSalle Street Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 346-5700   Web Site
EIN: 41-2057028

Board Leadership
John Tillman
Chairman and CEO

CEO
John Tillman
Chairman and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.59 three stars
  Financial 92.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization, the Illinois Policy Institute's mission is to transform liberty principles into marketable policies that become law. The Institute's vision is for Illinois to be a beacon of prosperity that will shine across the Midwest and the nation. To achieve these goals, the Institute generates marketable policy solutions to unleash Illinois' talent and entrepreneurial ability.

A nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization, the Illinois Policy Institute's mission is to transform liberty principles into marketable policies that become law. The Institute's vision is for Illinois to be a beacon of prosperity that will shine across the Midwest and the nation. To achieve these goals, the Institute generates marketable policy solutions to unleash Illinois' talent and entrepreneurial ability.

Financial

four stars

92.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Illinois Policy Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Illinois Policy Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three stars
The Independent Institute (CA) 95.63 four stars
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 89.02 three stars
National Skills Coalition (DC) 89.39 three stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 89.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,754,571
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,754,571
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,754,571
   Other Revenue $2,530
TOTAL REVENUE $7,757,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,826,757
   Administrative Expenses $506,632
   Fundraising Expenses $538,128
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,871,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,885,584
   
Net Assets $2,537,734

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
Research $4,784,672 99.1%
Educational Seminars $42,085 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.59 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 84.23 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 84.41 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 84.43 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.86 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.34 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.04 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 91.68 four 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 41-2057028
Name in IRS Master File ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable 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, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- John Tillman Chief Executive Officer $419,400

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three stars
Constitutional Accountability Center (DC) 90.20 four stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 92.02 four stars
Nourish California (CA) 90.72 four stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 86.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Illinois Policy Institute
190 South LaSalle Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 346-5700
fax: (312) 346-5755
EIN: 41-2057028

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Board Leadership

John Tillman
Chairman and CEO

CEO

John Tillman
Chairman and CEO

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