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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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three stars

86.98

1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 862-7189   Web Site
EIN: 53-0218495

Board Leadership
Tully M. Friedman
Chair

CEO
Arthur C. Brooks
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.98 three stars
  Financial 96.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Enterprise Institute (www.aei.org) is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts, and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer, and more democratic nation and world. AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare. Founded in 1943, AEI is home to some of America's most accomplished public policy experts--from economics, law, political science, defense and foreign policy studies, ethics, theology, health care, and other fields. The Institute sponsors research and conferences and publishes books, monographs, and periodicals.

The American Enterprise Institute (www.aei.org) is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts, and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer, and more democratic nation and world. AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare. Founded in 1943, AEI is home to some of America's most accomplished public policy experts--from economics, law, political science, defense and foreign policy studies, ethics, theology, health care, and other fields. The Institute sponsors research and conferences and publishes books, monographs, and periodicals.

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Financial

four stars

96.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.88
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,160,683
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $57,160,683
   Program Service Revenue $1,599,940
Total Primary Revenue $58,760,623
   Other Revenue $2,953,007
TOTAL REVENUE $61,713,630
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $38,143,221
   Administrative Expenses $8,606,688
   Fundraising Expenses $4,103,824
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,853,733
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,859,897
   
Net Assets $320,678,179

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
Economic Policy Studies $12,820,775 33.6%
Foreign and Defense Policy Studies $8,418,898 22.1%
Domestic Policy Studies $5,777,918 15.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.98 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.22 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 92.16 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.53 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.99 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 86.76 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 82.58 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 86.31 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.09 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 98.08 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 85.44 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 98.15 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 88.21 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 74.59 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 71.74 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 78.46 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 85.37 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 53-0218495
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
NTEE Code V05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 July, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$2,200,000 4.32% Arthur Brooks President

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Charity Contact Info

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 862-7189
fax: (202) 862-7177
EIN: 53-0218495

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Board Leadership

Tully M. Friedman
Chair

CEO

Arthur C. Brooks
President

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