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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Americans For Prosperity Foundation

Changing the nation, one state at a time

68.86

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 & Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.86
  Financial 76.14
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

76.14

Accountability & Transparency

63.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.2%
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) 68.86
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 96.51
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 91.57
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 92.02
Project Vote Smart (IA) 88.12

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,812,397
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,812,397
   Program Service Revenue $19,508
Total Primary Revenue $18,831,905
   Other Revenue $284,743
TOTAL REVENUE $19,116,648
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,043,427
   Administrative Expenses $740,881
   Fundraising Expenses $284,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,069,008
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,047,640
   
Net Assets $6,405,004

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 $11,983,887 79.7%
State Office Education $3,059,540 20.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 68.86
2018-12 07/01/2020 67.07
2017-12 06/01/2019 67.56
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.16
2015-12 07/01/2017 75.25
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.24
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 73.16
2013-12 04/01/2015 72.91
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.02
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.72
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.80
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.35
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 87.88
2008-12 04/01/2010 87.52
2007-12 12/01/2008 80.92
2006-12 12/15/2007 81.17
2005-12 12/15/2006 69.23
2004-12 02/01/2006 49.98
2003-12 02/01/2005 60.12
2002-12 12/01/2003 66.22

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
$11,740 0.07% Emily Seidel President & Chief Executive Officer $575,223
Other Salaries of Note
$222,481 1.38% Slade O'Brien VP, Grassroots Leadership $4,540
$172,046 1.07% Lindsey Matlock VP, Strategy & Innovation $9,055
$156,739 0.97% David Johnson Sr. Director of Training $8,249
$92,458 0.57% Jorge Lima Senior VP of Policy $215,734
$83,900 0.52% Daniel Garza Executive Director $205,409

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans For Prosperity Foundation (VA) 68.86
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 85.21
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 93.00
Project Vote Smart (IA) 88.12
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.19

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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 & Chief Executive Officer

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