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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

92.12

1150 Seventeenth Street, 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 92.12
  Financial 98.28
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

98.28

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.0%
  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.
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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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   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
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $30,991,846
   Administrative Expenses $3,996,880
   Fundraising Expenses $3,622,589
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,611,315
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,005,073
   
Net Assets $266,104,834

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 $12,502,557 40.3%
Foreign and Defense Policy Studies $7,457,195 24.1%
Social and Political Studies $5,434,022 17.5%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.12
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.53
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.99
2012-06 07/01/2013 86.76
2011-06 08/01/2012 82.58
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.58
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 86.31
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.09
2007-12 06/01/2009 98.08
2006-12 05/01/2008 85.44
2005-12 03/01/2007 98.15
2004-12 04/01/2006 88.21
2003-12 04/01/2005 74.59
2002-12 03/01/2004 71.74
2001-12 02/05/2003 78.46
2000-12 10/15/2002 85.37

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
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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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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Charity Contact Info

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
Chair

CEO

Arthur C. Brooks
President

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