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National Center for Public Policy Research

A conservative think tank

one star

68.86

20 F Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 507-6398   Web Site
EIN: 52-1226614

Board Leadership
David Ridenour
President

CEO
David Ridenour
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.86 one star
  Financial 59.82 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today's public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century. In 1982, we started The National Center to provide the conservative movement with a versatile and energetic organization capable of responding quickly and decisively to fast-breaking issues. Today, we continue to fill this critical niche through a top-flight research and communications operation driven by results and the bottom line.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today's public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century. In 1982, we started The National Center to provide the conservative movement with a versatile and energetic organization capable of responding quickly and decisively to fast-breaking issues. Today, we continue to fill this critical niche through a top-flight research and communications operation driven by results and the bottom line.

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Financial

one star

59.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
66.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth -15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Public Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Public Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Public Policy Research (DC) 68.86 one star
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 91.80 four stars
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 90.86 four stars
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 91.31 four stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,007,790
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,007,790
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,007,790
   Other Revenue $42,355
TOTAL REVENUE $5,050,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,129,829
   Administrative Expenses $368,956
   Fundraising Expenses $1,524,547
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,023,332
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,813
   
Net Assets $1,043,207

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
Public Education $2,841,251 90.8%
Promote Policy and Practice Improvements $226,020 7.2%
Promote Debate $62,558 2.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 68.86 one star
2017-12 04/01/2019 66.88 one star
2016-12 04/01/2018 63.25 one star
2015-12 07/01/2017 66.84 one star
2014-12 08/01/2016 70.22 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 67.79 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 67.66 one star
2013-12 03/01/2015 61.76 one star
2012-12 07/01/2014 67.69 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 66.99 one star
2011-12 10/01/2013 82.20 three stars
2011-12 09/16/2013 75.93 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 72.55 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.66 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 74.16 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 63.40 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 54.58 zero star
2006-12 02/01/2008 54.05 zero star
2005-12 03/01/2007 61.76 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 74.56 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 52-1226614
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 1988
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
$353,000 7.02% David Ridenour President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Public Policy Research (DC) 68.86 one star
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 91.31 four stars
MapLight (CA) 85.59 three stars
National Health Law Program (DC) 91.66 four stars
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 90.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Public Policy Research
20 F Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 507-6398
EIN: 52-1226614

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Board Leadership

David Ridenour
President

CEO

David Ridenour
President

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