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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Jamestown Foundation

Informing and educating policy makers and the broader policy community

three stars

83.67

1310 L Street NW Suite 810
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 483-8888   Web Site
EIN: 36-3266722

Board Leadership
Willem de Vogel
Chairman

CEO
Glen Howard
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.67 three stars
  Financial 85.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, the Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Eurasia and the Greater Middle East. The Foundation informs and educates policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown's material is delivered without political bias, filter or agenda. It is often the only source of information which should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.

Founded in 1984, the Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Eurasia and the Greater Middle East. The Foundation informs and educates policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown's material is delivered without political bias, filter or agenda. It is often the only source of information which should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.

Financial

three stars

85.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.98
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jamestown Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jamestown Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,444,596
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,444,596
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,444,596
   Other Revenue $-1,224
TOTAL REVENUE $1,443,372
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $859,140
   Administrative Expenses $270,631
   Fundraising Expenses $19,933
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,149,704
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $293,668
   
Net Assets $2,482,558

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
Eurasia Daily Monitor Publication $319,319 37.2%
China Brief $108,515 12.6%
Terrorism Monitor $86,903 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 83.67 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.85 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.73 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.98 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.34 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.34 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 88.23 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 82.09 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.23 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 85.98 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.19 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 88.62 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.12 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 92.05 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 85.40 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 57.69 one star
2002-12 05/01/2004 70.28 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 92.69 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 36-3266722
Name in IRS Master File JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 March, 1986
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
$281,473 24.48% Glen E. Howard President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jamestown Foundation (DC) 83.67 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Jamestown Foundation
1310 L Street NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 483-8888
fax: (202) 483-8337
EIN: 36-3266722

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Board Leadership

Willem de Vogel
Chairman

CEO

Glen Howard
President

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