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National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

We are the nation's Asia policy think tank.

two stars

74.49

1414 Northeast 42nd St Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 632-7370   Web Site
EIN: 91-1444105

Board Leadership
John Rindlaub
Chairman

CEO
Roy Kamphausen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.49 two stars
  Financial 67.68 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is an independent nonpartisan think tank with bi-coastal operations in Seattle and Washington, DC that has a mission to help leaders better understand Asia and make informed policy choices. We provide access to a network of world-class scholars to analyze the evolving strategic environment in Asia through original, policy-relevant research, and we invest in our global future by training next generations of Asia specialists.

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is an independent nonpartisan think tank with bi-coastal operations in Seattle and Washington, DC that has a mission to help leaders better understand Asia and make informed policy choices. We provide access to a network of world-class scholars to analyze the evolving strategic environment in Asia through original, policy-relevant research, and we invest in our global future by training next generations of Asia specialists.

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Financial

one star

67.68

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
67.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) (WA) 74.49 two stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 86.15 three stars
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 91.59 four stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 91.11 four stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,274,433
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $118,336
Total Contributions $4,392,769
   Program Service Revenue $516,216
Total Primary Revenue $4,908,985
   Other Revenue $304,346
TOTAL REVENUE $5,213,331
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,277,878
   Administrative Expenses $776,859
   Fundraising Expenses $777,221
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,831,958
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $381,373
   
Net Assets $3,788,689

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 08/01/2020 74.49 two stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 73.48 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 73.92 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.05 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 64.87 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.13 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 71.26 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 91-1444105
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL BUREAU OF ASIAN RESEARCH
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 April, 1994
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
$300,000 6.20% Richard J. Ellings President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) (WA) 74.49 two stars
Center for a New American Security (DC) 92.23 four stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 93.19 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 88.57 three stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
1414 Northeast 42nd St
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 632-7370
fax: (206) 632-7487
EIN: 91-1444105

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Board Leadership

John Rindlaub
Chairman

CEO

Roy Kamphausen
President

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