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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

three stars

88.55

1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 862-5800   Web Site
EIN: 53-0218495

Board Leadership
Dan D'Aniello
Chair

CEO
Robert Doar
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.55 three stars
  Financial 88.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

88.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.61
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
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) 88.55 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $46,622,409
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $46,622,409
   Program Service Revenue $1,657,325
Total Primary Revenue $48,279,734
   Other Revenue $3,159,562
TOTAL REVENUE $51,439,296
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $41,875,390
   Administrative Expenses $10,323,839
   Fundraising Expenses $5,028,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,228,170
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,788,874
   
Net Assets $316,035,735

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 $14,815,085 35.4%
Foreign and Defense Policy Studies $8,446,948 20.2%
Domestic Policy Studies $8,057,255 19.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 88.55 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,100,000 1.92% Arthur C. 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) 862-5800
fax: (202) 862-7177
EIN: 53-0218495

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Board Leadership

Dan D'Aniello
Chair

CEO

Robert Doar
President

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