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The Atlantic Council of the United States

Ideas. Influence. Impact.

four stars

94.74

1030 15th Street, NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 778-4952   Web Site
EIN: 52-0742294

Board Leadership
John F.W. Rogers
Chairman

CEO
Frederick Kempe
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues in the Administration, the Congress, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media among leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues in the Administration, the Congress, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media among leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlantic Council of the United States on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlantic Council of the United States on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 94.74 four stars
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.22 four stars
Public Knowledge (DC) 88.10 three stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 96.46 four stars
Washington Policy Center (WA) 85.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,092,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $126,416
   Fundraising Events $2,607,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,331,651
Total Contributions $37,158,437
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $37,158,437
   Other Revenue $-813,331
TOTAL REVENUE $36,345,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,136,107
   Administrative Expenses $1,420,644
   Fundraising Expenses $2,099,223
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,655,974
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,689,132
   
Net Assets $38,357,133

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
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security $6,229,710 25.8%
Global Energy Center $3,972,499 16.5%
Future Europe Initiative $3,420,195 14.2%

Ratings History
The Atlantic Council of the United States has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 94.74 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.91 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 09/01/2015 92.63 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 90.49 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 87.07 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 87.42 three stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 89.31 three stars
2010-12 07/01/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Sunday, July 1, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for The Atlantic Council of the United States in October 2012 because the Donor Advisory was in place for more than one year (since July 1, 2012) and because the reason for the Advisory has been resolved. Specifically: 

  • The organization filed an amended FYE 2010 Form 990 with the IRS which reports fundraising expenses.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • The Atlantic Council of the United States historically reported fundraising expenses on their Forms 990. But its FYE 2010 Form 990 listed no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We reached out to The Atlantic Council of the United States for clarification, but did not received an adequate explanation. We were therefore unable to evaluate The Atlantic Council of the United States and thus issued a Donor Advisory. 
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 90.15 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 89.58 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 89.63 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 88.19 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 88.41 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 73.91 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 77.20 two stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 67.08 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 71.81 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 52-0742294
Name in IRS Master File ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE U S INC
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$577,964 2.08% Frederick Kempe President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 94.74 four stars
The Land Institute (KS) 94.32 four stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 88.36 three stars
Center for a New American Security (DC) 96.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Atlantic Council of the United States
1030 15th Street, NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 778-4952
fax: (202) 463-7241
EIN: 52-0742294

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Board Leadership

John F.W. Rogers
Chairman

CEO

Frederick Kempe
President, CEO

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