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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

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

three stars

84.06

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

Board Leadership
Nelson M. Ford
Chair

CEO
Thoman Mahnken
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.06 three stars
  Financial 80.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

80.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
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.

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Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 84.06 three stars
Mercatus Center (VA) 88.81 three stars
Food Research & Action Center (DC) 89.87 three stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 91.97 four stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,355,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,064,143
Total Contributions $2,419,143
   Program Service Revenue $3,516,015
Total Primary Revenue $5,935,158
   Other Revenue $688,419
TOTAL REVENUE $6,623,577
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,387,917
   Administrative Expenses $1,057,114
   Fundraising Expenses $1,208,241
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,653,272
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,029,695
   
Net Assets $6,149,345

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 $5,656,398 88.5%
Defense Budget Studies $731,519 11.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$595,140 6.87% Thomas G Mahnken President/Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 84.06 three stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 91.75 four stars
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (NY) 87.25 three stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 91.51 four stars
World Institute on Disability (CA) 89.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

Nelson M. Ford
Chair

CEO

Thoman Mahnken
President

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