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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 862-7189
fax: (202) 862-7177
EIN: 53-0218495

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Board Leadership

Tully M. Friedman


Arthur C. Brooks

Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Competition of ideas is fundamental to a free society

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 92.12 4 stars
  Financial 98.28 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 3 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.02
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $80,950,119
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $80,950,119
   Program Service Revenue $736,631
Total Primary Revenue $81,686,750
   Other Revenue $2,929,638
TOTAL REVENUE $84,616,388
   Program Expenses $30,991,846
   Administrative Expenses $3,996,880
   Fundraising Expenses $3,622,589
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,005,073
Net Assets $266,104,834

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,040,797 2.69% Arthur Brooks President


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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