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Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Educating for Liberty

four stars

93.06

3901 Centerville Road Wilmington, DE 19807
tel: (800) 526-7022   Web Site
EIN: 23-6050131

Board Leadership
Thomas E. Lynch
Chairman

CEO
Charles L. Copeland
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.06 four stars
  Financial 91.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a non-partisan, educational organization whose purpose is to further in successive generations of college youth a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free and humane society. Founded in 1953, ISI works to educate for liberty - to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. ISI seeks to enhance the rising generation's knowledge of our nation's founding principles - limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, market economy, and moral norms. The Institute annually works with hundreds of thousands of students and faculty through its integrated program of lectures, conferences, publications and fellowships.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a non-partisan, educational organization whose purpose is to further in successive generations of college youth a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free and humane society. Founded in 1953, ISI works to educate for liberty - to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. ISI seeks to enhance the rising generation's knowledge of our nation's founding principles - limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, market economy, and moral norms. The Institute annually works with hundreds of thousands of students and faculty through its integrated program of lectures, conferences, publications and fellowships.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of program graduates
302
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
8,418
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

91.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Intercollegiate Studies Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Intercollegiate Studies Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Intercollegiate Studies Institute (DE) 93.06 four stars
Education Writers Association (DC) 92.02 four stars
Children Now (CA) 91.66 four stars
National College Access Network (DC) 91.45 four stars
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 87.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,060,027
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $825,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,885,027
   Program Service Revenue $786,625
Total Primary Revenue $7,671,652
   Other Revenue $207,011
TOTAL REVENUE $7,878,663
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,946,281
   Administrative Expenses $702,043
   Fundraising Expenses $576,596
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,224,920
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $653,743
   
Net Assets $17,033,845

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
Leadership Development Conference Program $1,795,260 30.2%
Publications $1,497,720 25.2%
National Student Journalism $1,353,589 22.8%

Ratings History
Intercollegiate Studies Institute has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 03/01/2020 95.27 four stars
2017-06 03/01/2020 95.27 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 94.93 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.89 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.41 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 79.19 two stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 78.99 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 78.42 two stars
2011-03 11/06/2012 74.93 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 77.39 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 04/01/2011 69.97 one star
2009-03 05/01/2010 86.71 three stars
2008-03 06/01/2009 93.48 four stars
2007-03 12/01/2007 91.51 four stars
2006-03 12/15/2006 93.28 four stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 93.02 four stars
2004-03 04/01/2005 93.25 four stars
2003-03 03/01/2004 95.85 four stars
2002-03 02/05/2003 91.52 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 23-6050131
Name in IRS Master File INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDIES INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code B40
NTEE Classification Higher Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (92) Literary activities
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1954
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
  • December, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$451,050 6.24% Charles L. Copeland President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Intercollegiate Studies Institute (DE) 93.06 four stars
Jacksonville Public Education Fund (FL) 87.37 three stars
San Francisco Education Fund (CA) 95.05 four stars
ParentChild+ (NY) 94.74 four stars
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 89.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Intercollegiate Studies Institute
3901 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
tel: (800) 526-7022
EIN: 23-6050131

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Board Leadership

Thomas E. Lynch
Chairman

CEO

Charles L. Copeland
President

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