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Business Executives for National Security

Working to help make America safe and secure

four stars

94.76

1030 15th Street NW Suite 200 East
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 296-2125   Web Site
EIN: 52-1271179

Board Leadership
Norman C. Chambers
Chairman

CEO
Norton A. Schwartz
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.76 four stars
  Financial 92.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nationwide, non-partisan organization, is the primary channel through which senior business executives can help enhance the nation's security. BENS members use their business experience to drive our agenda, deliver our message to decision makers, and make certain that the changes we propose are put into practice. BENS has only one special interest: to help make America safe and secure. BENS members have been using their business experience to find practical solutions to pressing national security challenges since 1982, when the organization was founded by business executive and entrepreneur Stanley A. Weiss.

Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nationwide, non-partisan organization, is the primary channel through which senior business executives can help enhance the nation's security. BENS members use their business experience to drive our agenda, deliver our message to decision makers, and make certain that the changes we propose are put into practice. BENS has only one special interest: to help make America safe and secure. BENS members have been using their business experience to find practical solutions to pressing national security challenges since 1982, when the organization was founded by business executive and entrepreneur Stanley A. Weiss.

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Financial

four stars

92.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Business Executives for National Security on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Business Executives for National Security on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Business Executives for National Security (DC) 94.76 four stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 91.11 four stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 90.15 four stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 88.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,954,253
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,317,195
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,271,448
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,271,448
   Other Revenue $277,373
TOTAL REVENUE $7,548,821
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,265,441
   Administrative Expenses $520,454
   Fundraising Expenses $765,301
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,551,196
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $997,625
   
Net Assets $8,869,965

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
Meetings, Programs, and Implementation $3,048,446 57.9%
Project Development & Implementation $2,216,995 42.1%

Ratings History
Business Executives for National Security has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 94.76 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.72 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.12 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 85.15 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 78.73 two stars
2014-12 12/23/2015 78.62 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 76.50 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 78.19 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 78.34 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 79.73 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 78.22 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 89.62 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 90.00 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 92.96 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 85.15 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 88.62 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 55.32 one star
2002-12 08/01/2003 69.65 one star

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

EIN 52-1271179
Name in IRS Master File BUSINESS EXECUTIVES FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
NTEE Code Q43
NTEE Classification National Security, Domestic
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 January, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$512,174 7.81% Norton A. Schwartz President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Business Executives for National Security (DC) 94.76 four stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.08 four stars
Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI) 92.92 four stars
Center for a New American Security (DC) 92.23 four stars
Charity Navigator (NJ) 92.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Business Executives for National Security
1030 15th Street NW
Suite 200 East
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 296-2125
fax: (202) 296-2490
EIN: 52-1271179

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Board Leadership

Norman C. Chambers
Chairman

CEO

Norton A. Schwartz
President, CEO

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