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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Turning intellect into influence

four stars

94.08

52 Vanderbilt Avenue New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 599-7000   Web Site
EIN: 13-2912529

Board Leadership
Paul E. Singer
Chair

CEO
Reihan Salam
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.08 four stars
  Financial 97.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For 30 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in shaping American political culture and developing ideas that foster economic choice and individual responsibility. We have supported and publicized research on our era's most challenging public policy issues: taxes, health care, energy, the legal system, policing, crime, homeland security, urban life, education, race, culture, and many others. Our work has won new respect for market-oriented policies and helped make reform a reality. We have cultivated a staff of senior fellows who work in the Institute's nine policy centers, which study and promote reform in areas ranging from health care, higher education, legal policy, and urban development to race relations, immigration, energy, and counterterrorism.

For 30 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in shaping American political culture and developing ideas that foster economic choice and individual responsibility. We have supported and publicized research on our era's most challenging public policy issues: taxes, health care, energy, the legal system, policing, crime, homeland security, urban life, education, race, culture, and many others. Our work has won new respect for market-oriented policies and helped make reform a reality. We have cultivated a staff of senior fellows who work in the Institute's nine policy centers, which study and promote reform in areas ranging from health care, higher education, legal policy, and urban development to race relations, immigration, energy, and counterterrorism.

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Financial

four stars

97.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.08 four stars
Mackinac Center (MI) 92.92 four stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.82 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 94.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,276,425
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,912,632
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,189,057
   Program Service Revenue $48,450
Total Primary Revenue $17,237,507
   Other Revenue $3,039,999
TOTAL REVENUE $20,277,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,390,159
   Administrative Expenses $2,367,254
   Fundraising Expenses $1,934,245
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,691,658
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $585,848
   
Net Assets $21,907,626

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
Center for State & Local Leadership $3,154,892 20.5%
City Journal $3,038,083 19.7%
The Adam Smith Society $2,622,426 17.0%

Ratings History
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 94.08 four stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 94.25 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 93.66 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.28 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.52 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 91.29 four stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 89.65 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 91.92 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 79.78 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 84.98 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 83.96 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 84.87 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 91.43 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 94.48 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 98.49 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 96.08 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 90.82 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 90.70 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 68.35 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2912529
Name in IRS Master File MANHATTAN INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 May, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$579,483 2.94% Lawrence Mone President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 94.08 four stars
Mercatus Center (VA) 88.81 three stars
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
Creative Commons (CA) 89.32 three stars
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 92.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
52 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 599-7000
fax: (212) 599-3494
EIN: 13-2912529

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Board Leadership

Paul E. Singer
Chair

CEO

Reihan Salam
President

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