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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

The Brookings Institution

Quality. Independence. Impact.

three stars

85.09

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 797-6000   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196577

Board Leadership
Glenn Hutchins & Suzanne Nora Johnson
Co-Chairs

CEO
John Rutherford Allen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.09 three stars
  Financial 78.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1916, the Brookings Institution is a public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Founded in 1916, the Brookings Institution is a public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Financial

two stars

78.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 23.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.88
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Brookings Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Brookings Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Brookings Institution (DC) 85.09 three stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 89.79 three stars
Constitutional Accountability Center (DC) 90.20 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $77,632,347
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $697,698
Total Contributions $78,330,045
   Program Service Revenue $469,961
Total Primary Revenue $78,800,006
   Other Revenue $25,052,332
TOTAL REVENUE $103,852,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $68,988,930
   Administrative Expenses $22,429,682
   Fundraising Expenses $3,494,874
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $94,913,486
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,938,852
   
Net Assets $471,349,372

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
Foreign Policy Studies $16,140,923 23.4%
Economic Studies $15,331,462 22.2%
Global Economy and Development $11,203,383 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 85.09 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.05 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.79 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.36 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.29 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 87.20 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 93.99 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.36 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.80 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.33 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.07 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.78 four stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 90.26 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 89.48 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 92.43 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 95.26 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 93.87 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 88.58 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 53-0196577
Name in IRS Master File BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
NTEE Code V22
NTEE Classification Economics (as a social science)
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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 March, 1940
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
$931,730 0.98% John Allen President
Other Salaries of Note
$998,625 1.05% N. Strobe Talbott Former President

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The Brookings Institution (DC) 85.09 three stars
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The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 797-6000
fax: (202) 797-6213
EIN: 53-0196577

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Board Leadership

Glenn Hutchins & Suzanne Nora Johnson
Co-Chairs

CEO

John Rutherford Allen
President

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