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Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis

Specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues

one star

64.64

675 Massachusetts Avenue 10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (617) 492-2116   Web Site
EIN: 51-0192436

Board Leadership
William S. Edgerly
Chairman

CEO
Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 64.64 one star
  Financial 60.00 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent, nonpartisan research organization specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues. We help senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment. The Institute identifies global and regional trends and assesses their implications for policy planners; translates policy options into concrete program decisions; designs strategic plans for government and industry clients; and establishes strategic partnerships with industry, think tanks, academia and government. IFPA is associated with The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent, nonpartisan research organization specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues. We help senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment. The Institute identifies global and regional trends and assesses their implications for policy planners; translates policy options into concrete program decisions; designs strategic plans for government and industry clients; and establishes strategic partnerships with industry, think tanks, academia and government. IFPA is associated with The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

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Financial

one star

60.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
47.1%
  Administrative Expenses 49.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth -31.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (MA) 64.64 one star
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $590,100
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $590,100
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $590,100
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $590,100
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $272,194
   Administrative Expenses $326,158
   Fundraising Expenses $1,303
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $599,655
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,555
   
Net Assets $305,505

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
Examination of Foreign Policy $261,314 96.0%
Fellowships And Research Appointments $10,880 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 64.64 one star
2017-06 08/01/2018 63.22 one star
2016-06 12/01/2017 67.11 one star
2015-06 10/01/2016 68.03 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 68.90 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 66.77 one star
2013-06 09/01/2014 67.28 one star
2012-06 05/01/2013 69.63 one star
2011-06 07/01/2012 79.52 two stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 79.55 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 73.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 69.60 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 61.97 one star
2007-06 10/01/2008 60.22 one star
2006-06 05/01/2007 58.42 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 65.76 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 79.21 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 78.57 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 79.41 two stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 78.88 two 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 51-0192436
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN POLICY
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 July, 1976
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
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Robert Pfaltzgraff Jr. President
Other Salaries of Note
$93,876 15.65% Jacquelyn K. Davis Executive Vice President
$77,317 12.89% Charles Perry Former Secretary, Treasurer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (MA) 64.64 one star
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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
675 Massachusetts Avenue
10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (617) 492-2116
fax: (617) 492-8242
EIN: 51-0192436

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Board Leadership

William S. Edgerly
Chairman

CEO

Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
President

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