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Michigan League for Public Policy

Promoting Economic Security Through Research and Advocacy

92.74

1223 Turner Street Suite G-1
Lansing, MI 48906
tel: (517) 487-5436   Web Site
EIN: 38-1360557

Board Leadership
Robert W. Swanson
Board Chair

CEO
Gilda Jacobs
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.74
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 35.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan League for Public Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan League for Public Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 92.74
The Claremont Institute (CA) 87.14
John Locke Foundation (NC) 85.61
National Skills Coalition (DC) 89.39
Drug Policy Alliance (NY) 85.28

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Founded in 1912, The Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to economic opportunity for all. MLPP works to foster economic opportunity, independence and security of Michigan's economically vulnerable population by shaping public policy through objective data-driven research, education and advocacy.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,867,607
   Federated Campaigns $17,329
   Membership Dues $6,785
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,891,721
   Program Service Revenue $995,709
Total Primary Revenue $3,887,430
   Other Revenue $405,437
TOTAL REVENUE $4,292,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,155,474
   Administrative Expenses $184,043
   Fundraising Expenses $115,535
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,455,052
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $837,815
   
Net Assets $3,400,928

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 $2,910,440 92.2%
Services to Organizations $139,835 4.4%
Government Relations $105,199 3.3%

Ratings History
Michigan League for Public Policy has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.54
2013-06 12/22/2014 97.36
2013-06 11/01/2014 96.13

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

EIN 38-1360557
Name in IRS Master File MICHIGAN LEAGUE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
NTEE Code P01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 March, 1956
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, 2014
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,674 2.82% Gilda Jacobs Secretary, CEO

Founded in 1912, The Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to economic opportunity for all. MLPP works to foster economic opportunity, independence and security of Michigan's economically vulnerable population by shaping public policy through objective data-driven research, education and advocacy.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 92.74
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Charity Contact Info

Michigan League for Public Policy
1223 Turner Street
Suite G-1
Lansing, MI 48906
tel: (517) 487-5436
fax: (517) 371-4546
EIN: 38-1360557

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Board Leadership

Robert W. Swanson
Board Chair

CEO

Gilda Jacobs
President & CEO

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