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The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (800) 546-2843
fax: (202) 546-8328
EIN: 23-7327730

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Board Leadership

Thomas A. Saunders III


Jim DeMint

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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

The Heritage Foundation

Leadership for America

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 83.19 3 stars
  Financial 76.43 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.62
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $94,567,106
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $94,567,106
   Program Service Revenue $565,920
Total Primary Revenue $95,133,026
   Other Revenue $1,836,880
TOTAL REVENUE $96,969,906
   Program Expenses $61,655,491
   Administrative Expenses $2,533,419
   Fundraising Expenses $17,918,411
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,862,585
Net Assets $217,141,676

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$899,512 1.09% James W. Demint President
Other Salaries of Note
$369,372 0.44% Edwin J. Feulner Jr. Former President


Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution-a think tank-whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and principles. Our vision is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

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