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Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Enabling policymakers to make informed decisions in matters of strategy, security policy and resource allocation

two stars

75.47

1667 K Street, NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 331-7990   Web Site
EIN: 52-1930922

Board Leadership
Barbara Humpton
Chairperson

CEO
Thoman J. Mahnken
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.47 two stars
  Financial 67.11 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is an independent, nonprofit public policy research institute established to promote innovative thinking and debate about national security strategy, defense planning and military investment options for the 21st century. CSBA’s goal is to enable policymakers to make informed decisions in matters of strategy, security policy and resource allocation. CSBA provides timely, impartial and insightful analyses to senior decision makers in the executive and legislative branches, as well as to the media and the broader national security establishment. CSBA's analysis and outreach focus on key questions related to existing and emerging threats to US national security.

Founded in 1995, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is an independent, nonprofit public policy research institute established to promote innovative thinking and debate about national security strategy, defense planning and military investment options for the 21st century. CSBA’s goal is to enable policymakers to make informed decisions in matters of strategy, security policy and resource allocation. CSBA provides timely, impartial and insightful analyses to senior decision makers in the executive and legislative branches, as well as to the media and the broader national security establishment. CSBA's analysis and outreach focus on key questions related to existing and emerging threats to US national security.

Financial

one star

67.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 75.47 two stars
The Independent Institute (CA) 95.63 four stars
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 92.08 four stars
AOPA Foundation (MD) 95.02 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 88.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,469,616
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $842,957
Total Contributions $2,312,573
   Program Service Revenue $2,646,274
Total Primary Revenue $4,958,847
   Other Revenue $1,063,179
TOTAL REVENUE $6,022,026
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,617,726
   Administrative Expenses $1,016,608
   Fundraising Expenses $904,975
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,539,309
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,517,283
   
Net Assets $1,945,850

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
Strategic Studies $5,377,688 95.7%
Defense Budget Studies $240,038 4.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 75.47 two stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.70 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 84.06 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.21 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 82.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.34 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 76.52 two 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 52-1930922
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND BUDGETARY ASSESSMENTS
NTEE Code W22
NTEE Classification Public Finance, Taxation, Monetary Policy
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(514) Government spending
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 October, 1995
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$394,924 5.23% Thomas G. Mahnken President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 75.47 two stars
The Aspen Institute (DC) 94.21 four stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 93.67 four stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 86.10 three stars

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Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
1667 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 331-7990
fax: (202) 331-8019
EIN: 52-1930922

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Board Leadership

Barbara Humpton
Chairperson

CEO

Thoman J. Mahnken
President

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