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Population Council

Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

four stars

90.03

One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 339-0500   Web Site
EIN: 13-1687001

Board Leadership
Darcy Bradbury
Chair

CEO
Julia Bunting
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.03 four stars
  Financial 86.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Population Council, an international, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. Since 1952, the Population Council has been the premier international organization conducting biomedical, public health, and social science research on population issues. The Council has been instrumental in the design of health products, service-delivery programs, and public policies responsive to the needs of people living in the world's poorest countries.

The Population Council, an international, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. Since 1952, the Population Council has been the premier international organization conducting biomedical, public health, and social science research on population issues. The Council has been instrumental in the design of health products, service-delivery programs, and public policies responsive to the needs of people living in the world's poorest countries.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of contracts/purchase agreements that the organization holds for purchase of its products/services
25
Number of reports written/published
188
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Population Council (NY) 90.03 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,500,016
   Federated Campaigns $2,268
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $39,498,763
Total Contributions $70,001,047
   Program Service Revenue $134,800
Total Primary Revenue $70,135,847
   Other Revenue $27,468,833
TOTAL REVENUE $97,604,680
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $69,240,785
   Administrative Expenses $12,671,788
   Fundraising Expenses $677,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,590,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,014,409
   
Net Assets $106,630,678

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
Social and Behavioral Sciences $56,079,407 81.0%
Biomedical Research $13,161,378 19.0%

Ratings History
Population Council has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 90.03 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 90.83 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.68 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 88.30 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.29 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.10 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.00 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.55 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.85 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 83.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.70 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 84.68 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.49 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 86.16 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 79.79 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 75.34 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 75.65 two stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 91.84 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.07 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 13-1687001
Name in IRS Master File POPULATION COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 December, 1953
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
$478,978 0.57% Julia Bunting President

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Charity Contact Info

Population Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 339-0500
fax: (212) 755-6052
EIN: 13-1687001

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Board Leadership

Darcy Bradbury
Chair

CEO

Julia Bunting
President

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