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National Center for Public Policy Research

A conservative think tank

one star

66.88

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

Board Leadership
Amy Ridenour
Chairman

CEO
David Ridenour
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.88 one star
  Financial 60.40 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 75.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

60.40

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

75.00

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)
68.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth -26.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
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) 66.88 one star
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 87.53 three stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 90.18 four stars
MapLight (CA) 89.96 three stars
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,697,102
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,697,102
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,697,102
   Other Revenue $19,676
TOTAL REVENUE $4,716,778
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,244,578
   Administrative Expenses $449,869
   Fundraising Expenses $1,134,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,829,357
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-112,579
   
Net Assets $1,069,189

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 $2,920,805 90.0%
Promote Policy and Practice Improvements $179,672 5.5%
Promote Debate $144,101 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2003-12 12/01/2004 82.91 three 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$358,351 7.42% David Ridenour President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Public Policy Research (DC) 66.88 one star
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 92.78 four stars
MapLight (CA) 89.96 three stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 87.53 three stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 90.45 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
fax: (301) 498-1301
EIN: 52-1226614

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Board Leadership

Amy Ridenour
Chairman

CEO

David Ridenour
President

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