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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Americans For Prosperity Foundation

Changing the nation, one state at a time

two stars

75.25

2111 Wilson Boulevard Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 224-3200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1527294

Board Leadership
David Koch
Chair

CEO
Luke Hilgemann
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.25 two stars
  Financial 68.39 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 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

one star

68.39

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 61.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans For Prosperity Foundation (VA) 75.25 two stars
Project Vote Smart (IA) 86.14 three stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.54 four stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 92.55 four stars
Every Voice Center (DC) 90.55 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,108,429
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,108,429
   Program Service Revenue $2,064,679
Total Primary Revenue $22,173,108
   Other Revenue $19,850
TOTAL REVENUE $22,192,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,216,932
   Administrative Expenses $2,499,246
   Fundraising Expenses $2,098,824
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,815,002
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,622,044
   
Net Assets $2,894,482

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
State Office Education $14,587,948 62.8%
National Office Education $8,628,984 37.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 04/15/2002 77.99 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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$263,837 0.94% Luke Hilgemann CEO $129,950

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans For Prosperity Foundation (VA) 75.25 two stars
Project Vote Smart (IA) 86.14 three stars
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 99.58 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 95.53 four stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 92.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Americans For Prosperity Foundation
2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 224-3200
EIN: 52-1527294

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Board Leadership

David Koch
Chair

CEO

Luke Hilgemann
Chief Executive Officer

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