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Americans For Prosperity Foundation

Changing the nation, one state at a time

one star

67.07

1310 North Courthouse Road Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 224-3200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1527294

Board Leadership
Mark Holden
Chairman

CEO
Emily Seidel
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 67.07 one star
  Financial 71.73 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and a return of the federal government to its Constitutional limits. AFP Foundation's educational programs and analyses help policymakers, the media and individual citizens understand why policies that promote the American enterprise system are the best method to ensuring prosperity for all Americans. AFP Foundation's network of organized and influential citizen leaders in a growing number of states throughout the country is working to change the nation one state at a time. Through its Grassroots Training Schools, AFP Foundation has recruited and educated thousands of citizens on how to promote greater economic prosperity.

Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and a return of the federal government to its Constitutional limits. AFP Foundation's educational programs and analyses help policymakers, the media and individual citizens understand why policies that promote the American enterprise system are the best method to ensuring prosperity for all Americans. AFP Foundation's network of organized and influential citizen leaders in a growing number of states throughout the country is working to change the nation one state at a time. Through its Grassroots Training Schools, AFP Foundation has recruited and educated thousands of citizens on how to promote greater economic prosperity.

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Financial

two stars

71.73

Accountability & Transparency

one star

63.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 57.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans For Prosperity Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans For Prosperity Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans For Prosperity Foundation (VA) 67.07 one star
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.66 four stars
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.55 three stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 91.89 four stars
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 91.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,070,811
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,070,811
   Program Service Revenue $158,577
Total Primary Revenue $17,229,388
   Other Revenue $51,015
TOTAL REVENUE $17,280,403
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,778,634
   Administrative Expenses $3,803,348
   Fundraising Expenses $254,183
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,836,165
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,555,762
   
Net Assets $3,357,364

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
National Office Education $13,342,324 90.3%
State Office Education $1,436,310 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 67.07 one star
2017-12 06/01/2019 67.56 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.16 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 75.25 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.24 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 73.16 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 72.91 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.02 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.72 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.80 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 87.88 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.52 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 80.92 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 81.17 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 69.23 one star
2004-12 02/01/2006 49.98 zero star
2003-12 02/01/2005 60.12 one star
2002-12 12/01/2003 66.22 one star
2001-12 10/15/2002 72.27 two 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 52-1527294
Name in IRS Master File AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code V01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (521) Economic-political system of U.S.
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, 1988
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$199,096 1.05% Emily Seidel President, CEO $464,556
Other Salaries of Note
$85,249 0.45% Daniel Garza Executive Director $198,913
$24,709 0.13% Christopher Fink Former President --

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans For Prosperity Foundation (VA) 67.07 one star
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.55 three stars
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 92.15 four stars
MapLight (CA) 85.59 three stars
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Americans For Prosperity Foundation
1310 North Courthouse Road
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 224-3200
EIN: 52-1527294

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Board Leadership

Mark Holden
Chairman

CEO

Emily Seidel
President, CEO

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