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The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Providing strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to decision makers

three stars

85.85

1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-0200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1501082

Board Leadership
Thomas J. Pritzker
Chairman

CEO
John J. Hamre
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 86.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. CSIS has grown to become one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions, with more than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated scholars focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. CSIS has grown to become one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions, with more than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated scholars focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

Financial

three stars

86.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.83
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Strategic and International Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Strategic and International Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (DC) 85.85 three stars
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 86.94 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $75,146,721
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,929,295
Total Contributions $77,076,016
   Program Service Revenue $7,003,418
Total Primary Revenue $84,079,434
   Other Revenue $149,807
TOTAL REVENUE $84,229,241
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $33,067,846
   Administrative Expenses $9,042,995
   Fundraising Expenses $2,782,891
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,893,732
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $39,335,509
   
Net Assets $136,292,572

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
International Security Program $6,472,452 19.6%
Global Health Policy Center $3,605,214 10.9%
The Pacific Forum $2,651,846 8.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 03/01/2018 85.85 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 84.38 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 85.10 three stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 86.06 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 88.84 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 88.16 three stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 87.23 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 82.38 three stars
2008-09 12/15/2009 79.86 two stars
2007-09 05/01/2009 82.34 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2008 92.19 four stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 90.08 four stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 92.25 four stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 92.26 four stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 83.85 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 79.27 two stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 69.07 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 52-1501082
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES INC
NTEE Code Q50
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 May, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$365,538 0.81% John J. Hamre President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$26,639 0.05% Fred Khosravi Trustee

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 887-0200
fax: (202) 775-3199
EIN: 52-1501082

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Board Leadership

Thomas J. Pritzker
Chairman

CEO

John J. Hamre
President & CEO

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