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Center for the National Interest

America's Voice for Strategic Realism

two stars

78.72

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-1000   Web Site
EIN: 26-2117013

Board Leadership
Drew Guff
Chairman

CEO
Dimitri K. Simes
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.72 two stars
  Financial 72.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for the National Interest seeks to stimulate debate, promote public understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and define principled yet pragmatic policies to advance America's national interest in the complex world of the twenty-first century. The Center for the National Interest's work spans a broad range of critical relationships and foreign policy challenges including U.S. ties with major powers such as China, Russia, Japan and America's European allies; regional security in Asia and the Middle East; national security issues including armed conflict, terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation; and energy and climate change. The Center also publishes the prominent foreign policy magazine The National Interest, available bi-monthly.

The Center for the National Interest seeks to stimulate debate, promote public understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and define principled yet pragmatic policies to advance America's national interest in the complex world of the twenty-first century. The Center for the National Interest's work spans a broad range of critical relationships and foreign policy challenges including U.S. ties with major powers such as China, Russia, Japan and America's European allies; regional security in Asia and the Middle East; national security issues including armed conflict, terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation; and energy and climate change. The Center also publishes the prominent foreign policy magazine The National Interest, available bi-monthly.

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Financial

two stars

72.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 21.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for the National Interest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for the National Interest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,393,520
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $386,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,779,520
   Program Service Revenue $830,607
Total Primary Revenue $2,610,127
   Other Revenue $395,018
TOTAL REVENUE $3,005,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,958,791
   Administrative Expenses $1,656,805
   Fundraising Expenses $209,232
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,824,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,819,683
   
Net Assets $1,508,903

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$408,621 8.46% Dimitri K. Simes President, CEO

Mission

The Center for the National Interest seeks to stimulate debate, promote public understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and define principled yet pragmatic policies to advance America's national interest in the complex world of the twenty-first century. The Center for the National Interest's work spans a broad range of critical relationships and foreign policy challenges including U.S. ties with major powers such as China, Russia, Japan and America's European allies; regional security in Asia and the Middle East; national security issues including armed conflict, terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation; and energy and climate change. The Center also publishes the prominent foreign policy magazine The National Interest, available bi-monthly.

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Charity Contact Info

Center for the National Interest
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-1000
fax: (202) 887-5222
EIN: 26-2117013

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Board Leadership

Drew Guff
Chairman

CEO

Dimitri K. Simes
President, CEO