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The Council of State Governments

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three stars

82.30

1776 Avenue of the States Lexington, KY 40511
tel: (859) 244-8000   Web Site
EIN: 36-6000818

Board Leadership
Joan Ballweg
Chair

CEO
David Adkins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.30 three stars
  Financial 82.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) serves the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government through leadership education, research and information services. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to foster excellence in state government.

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) serves the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government through leadership education, research and information services. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to foster excellence in state government.

Financial

three stars

82.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Council of State Governments on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Council of State Governments on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Council of State Governments (KY) 82.30 three stars
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 89.79 three stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 91.87 four stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.80 four stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 92.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,939,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,642,357
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,581,857
   Program Service Revenue $24,022,229
Total Primary Revenue $40,604,086
   Other Revenue $852,814
TOTAL REVENUE $41,456,900
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,523,418
   Administrative Expenses $4,096,340
   Fundraising Expenses $598,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,218,553
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,238,347
   
Net Assets $16,873,254

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
Grants and Contracts $18,606,703 53.9%
Regional Offices $9,756,640 28.3%
Conferences $4,525,960 13.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 82.30 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 81.70 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 80.51 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.18 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.74 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 80.74 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 78.55 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.04 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 82.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.06 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 81.84 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 95.65 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 96.16 four stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 95.47 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 95.29 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 86.57 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 87.85 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 95.94 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 91.90 four 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 36-6000818
Name in IRS Master File COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(149) Other instruction and training
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS
Ruling Date November, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$280,703 0.71% David Adkins Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Council of State Governments (KY) 82.30 three stars
CLASP (DC) 95.38 four stars
State Policy Network (VA) 91.45 four stars
The Heartland Institute (IL) 85.20 three stars
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 89.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Council of State Governments
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511
tel: (859) 244-8000
fax: (859) 244-8001
EIN: 36-6000818

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40511

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Board Leadership

Joan Ballweg
Chair

CEO

David Adkins
Executive Director

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