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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Immigration Studies

Low immigration, pro-immigrant

three stars

89.31

1629 K Street N.W. Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-8185   Web Site
EIN: 52-1449368

Board Leadership
Peter Nunez
Chairman

CEO
Mark Krikorian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.31 three stars
  Financial 98.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization. Since our founding in 1985, we have pursued a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States. The data collected by the Center during the past quarter-century has led many of our researchers to conclude that current, high levels of immigration are making it harder to achieve such important national objectives as better public schools, a cleaner environment, homeland security, and a living wage for every native-born and immigrant worker. These data may support criticism of US immigration policies, but they do not justify ill feelings toward our immigrant community. In fact, many of us at the Center are animated by a "low-immigration, pro-immigrant" vision of an America that admits fewer immigrants but affords a warmer welcome for those who are admitted.

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization. Since our founding in 1985, we have pursued a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States. The data collected by the Center during the past quarter-century has led many of our researchers to conclude that current, high levels of immigration are making it harder to achieve such important national objectives as better public schools, a cleaner environment, homeland security, and a living wage for every native-born and immigrant worker. These data may support criticism of US immigration policies, but they do not justify ill feelings toward our immigrant community. In fact, many of us at the Center are animated by a "low-immigration, pro-immigrant" vision of an America that admits fewer immigrants but affords a warmer welcome for those who are admitted.

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Financial

four stars

98.19

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Immigration Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Immigration Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Immigration Studies (DC) 89.31 three stars
Business Executives for National Security (DC) 91.72 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 94.21 four stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 92.02 four stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 91.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,971,988
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,971,988
   Program Service Revenue $106
Total Primary Revenue $2,972,094
   Other Revenue $21,523
TOTAL REVENUE $2,993,617
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,451,592
   Administrative Expenses $296,191
   Fundraising Expenses $273,159
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,020,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-27,325
   
Net Assets $3,543,665

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
Publications and Research $2,451,592 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 89.31 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.40 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 88.52 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 52-1449368
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES INC
NTEE Code R21
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(120) Publishing activities
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 June, 1986
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,365 6.13% Mark Krikorian Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$185,555 6.14% Steven Camarota Director Of Research

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Immigration Studies (DC) 89.31 three stars
Institute for Women's Policy Research (DC) 86.47 three stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 91.51 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Center for Immigration Studies
1629 K Street N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 466-8185
fax: (202) 466-8076
EIN: 52-1449368

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Board Leadership

Peter Nunez
Chairman

CEO

Mark Krikorian
Executive Director

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