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Center for a New American Security

Bold. Innovative. Bipartisan.

four stars

95.26

1152 15th Street NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 457-9400   Web Site
EIN: 20-8084828

CEO
Victoria Nuland
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.26 four stars
  Financial 93.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 16.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
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) 95.26 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,184,714
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $375,000
Total Contributions $14,559,714
   Program Service Revenue $241,402
Total Primary Revenue $14,801,116
   Other Revenue $-11,031
TOTAL REVENUE $14,790,085
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,773,900
   Administrative Expenses $1,436,575
   Fundraising Expenses $946,748
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,157,223
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,632,862
   
Net Assets $7,196,767

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
Strategy, State Craft Technology, Middle East Security, Veterans $3,474,253 51.3%
Defense Strategy $1,353,456 20.0%
External Relations $1,024,093 15.1%
Asia-Pacific Security Program $922,098 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$360,499 3.93% Michele Flournoy CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$261,002 2.85% Richard Fontaine President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for a New American Security (DC) 95.26 four stars
The Naval Institute Foundation (MD) 85.88 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 88.29 three stars
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Mackinac Center (MI) 92.22 four stars

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Center for a New American Security
1152 15th Street NW
Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 457-9400
fax: (202) 457-9401
EIN: 20-8084828

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CEO

Victoria Nuland
Chief Executive Officer

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