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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Lexington Institute

Defending the homeland of democracy.

two stars

71.19

1600 Wilson Boulevard Suite 203
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 522-5828   Web Site
EIN: 54-1880642

Board Leadership
James Andrew Courter
Chair

CEO
Merrick Carey
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.19 two stars
  Financial 85.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 62.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

It is the goal of the Lexington Institute to inform, educate, and shape the public debate of national priorities in those areas that are of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as national security, education reform, tax reform, immigration and federal policy concerning science and technology. By promoting America's ability to project power around the globe we not only defend the homeland of democracy, but also sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies can thrive. The Lexington Institute believes in limiting the role of the federal government to those functions explicitly stated or implicitly defined by the Constitution. The Institute therefore actively opposes the unnecessary intrusion of the federal government into the commerce and culture of the nation, and strives to find nongovernmental, market-based solutions to public-policy challenges.

It is the goal of the Lexington Institute to inform, educate, and shape the public debate of national priorities in those areas that are of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as national security, education reform, tax reform, immigration and federal policy concerning science and technology. By promoting America's ability to project power around the globe we not only defend the homeland of democracy, but also sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies can thrive. The Lexington Institute believes in limiting the role of the federal government to those functions explicitly stated or implicitly defined by the Constitution. The Institute therefore actively opposes the unnecessary intrusion of the federal government into the commerce and culture of the nation, and strives to find nongovernmental, market-based solutions to public-policy challenges.

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Financial

three stars

85.32

Accountability & Transparency

one star

62.00

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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lexington Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lexington Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lexington Institute (VA) 71.19 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,864,300
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,864,300
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,864,300
   Other Revenue $55,882
TOTAL REVENUE $1,920,182
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,459,036
   Administrative Expenses $211,298
   Fundraising Expenses $172,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,842,890
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $77,292
   
Net Assets $2,974,140

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
Public Policy Research $1,459,036 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 71.19 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 70.79 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 70.44 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 70.47 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 60.57 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 68.41 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 68.71 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 54-1880642
Name in IRS Master File LEXINGTON INSTITUTE
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 May, 1998
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
$376,942 20.45% Merrick Carey Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$376,942 20.45% Loren Thomson Chief Operating Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lexington Institute (VA) 71.19 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

Lexington Institute
1600 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 203
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 522-5828
fax: (703) 522-5837
EIN: 54-1880642

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Board Leadership

James Andrew Courter
Chair

CEO

Merrick Carey
Chief Executive Officer

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