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Center for a New American Security

Bold. Innovative. Bipartisan.

four stars

92.23

1152 Fifteenth Street NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 457-9400   Web Site
EIN: 20-8084828

CEO
Richard Fontaine
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.23 four stars
  Financial 89.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Financial

three stars

89.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for a New American Security on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for a New American Security on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Center for a New American Security (DC) 92.23 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,527,359
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,527,359
   Program Service Revenue $263,114
Total Primary Revenue $7,790,473
   Other Revenue $22,338
TOTAL REVENUE $7,812,811
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,852,893
   Administrative Expenses $1,725,327
   Fundraising Expenses $1,011,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,589,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,776,608
   
Net Assets $7,091,909

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
Asia Pacific Security $4,338,043 55.2%
Defense Strategy $1,225,698 15.6%
Transatlantic Security $1,206,264 15.4%
External Relations $1,082,888 13.8%

Ratings History
Center for a New American Security has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 92.23 four stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 96.54 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 95.26 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2017 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 20-8084828
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR NEW AMERICAN SECURITY INC
NTEE Code Q43
NTEE Classification National Security, Domestic
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 June, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$442,023 4.17% Michele Flournoy Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for a New American Security (DC) 92.23 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Center for a New American Security
1152 Fifteenth Street NW
Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 457-9400
fax: (202) 457-9401
EIN: 20-8084828

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CEO

Richard Fontaine
Chief Executive Officer

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