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Council for National Policy

Strengthening the conservative movement

three stars

84.07

444 North Capitol Street, NW Suite 830
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 207-0165   Web Site
EIN: 72-0921017

Board Leadership
William L. Walton
President

CEO
Bob McEwen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.07 three stars
  Financial 86.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, The Council for National Policy (CNP) brings together the country's most influential conservative leaders in business, government, politics, religion, and academia to hear and learn from policy experts on a wide range of issues. In addition, we provide a forum that allows an open exchange between participants, presenting numerous opportunities to cultivate ideas to help solve America's growing problems. To help educate the American public, CNP hosts an online journal of speaker presentations called Policy Counsel.

Founded in 1991, The Council for National Policy (CNP) brings together the country's most influential conservative leaders in business, government, politics, religion, and academia to hear and learn from policy experts on a wide range of issues. In addition, we provide a forum that allows an open exchange between participants, presenting numerous opportunities to cultivate ideas to help solve America's growing problems. To help educate the American public, CNP hosts an online journal of speaker presentations called Policy Counsel.

Financial

three stars

86.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Council for National Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Council for National Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Council for National Policy (DC) 84.07 three stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 89.58 three stars
PolicyLink (CA) 95.45 four stars
Public Agenda (NY) 89.54 three stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 93.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $87,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,272,553
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,359,553
   Program Service Revenue $883,523
Total Primary Revenue $3,243,076
   Other Revenue $67,005
TOTAL REVENUE $3,310,081
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,311,581
   Administrative Expenses $496,380
   Fundraising Expenses $290,680
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,098,641
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $211,440
   
Net Assets $1,892,900

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
Education Conferences and Seminars $2,018,669 87.3%
Weekly Newsletters $175,714 7.6%
The Conservative Action Project (CAP) $117,198 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 84.07 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.40 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 84.02 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 81.43 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 80.37 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.31 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.35 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2014 84.35 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 72-0921017
Name in IRS Master File COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
NTEE Code W00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
(559) Other matters
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 August, 1992
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$246,667 7.96% Bob McEwen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Council for National Policy (DC) 84.07 three stars
Public Agenda (NY) 89.54 three stars
World Institute on Disability (CA) 85.65 three stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.44 four stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 90.45 four stars

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Council for National Policy
444 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 830
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 207-0165
fax: (202) 207-0173
EIN: 72-0921017

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Board Leadership

William L. Walton
President

CEO

Bob McEwen
Executive Director

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