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Center for Security Policy

Informing the debate and ensuring effective action on vital national security issues

three stars

88.29

2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 189
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 835-9077   Web Site
EIN: 52-1601976

Board Leadership
E. Miles Prentice, III
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1988, the Center for Security Policy is a non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. The philosophy of "Peace through Strength" is not a slogan for military might but a belief that America's national power must be preserved and properly used for it holds a unique global role in maintaining peace and stability. The role of the Center for Security Policy is to help our government, countrymen, and other freedom-loving nations conceptualize, conduct, and succeed on this front.

Founded in 1988, the Center for Security Policy is a non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. The philosophy of "Peace through Strength" is not a slogan for military might but a belief that America's national power must be preserved and properly used for it holds a unique global role in maintaining peace and stability. The role of the Center for Security Policy is to help our government, countrymen, and other freedom-loving nations conceptualize, conduct, and succeed on this front.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 26.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Security Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Security Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Security Policy (DC) 88.29 three stars
Foreign Policy Association (NY) 85.08 three stars
OneVoice Movement (NY) 88.81 three stars
The Marshall Legacy Institute (VA) 87.30 three stars
Center for International Policy (DC) 88.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,007,937
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,007,937
   Program Service Revenue $48,324
Total Primary Revenue $7,056,261
   Other Revenue $745
TOTAL REVENUE $7,057,006
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,793,798
   Administrative Expenses $339,282
   Fundraising Expenses $313,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,446,998
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $610,008
   
Net Assets $391,765

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.29 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 81.83 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 76.60 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.26 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.50 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.80 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 89.21 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.70 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.72 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.02 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 91.15 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 91.36 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 93.63 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.67 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 81.70 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 73.51 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 73.87 two stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 83.48 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 75.50 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 52-1601976
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY INC
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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, 1989
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Frank J. Gaffney Jr. President, CEO $310,501

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Security Policy (DC) 88.29 three stars
The Israel Project (DC) 85.66 three stars
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans – Beit Halochem (NY) 90.86 four stars
The Marshall Legacy Institute (VA) 87.30 three stars
Federation of American Scientists (DC) 90.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Security Policy
2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 189
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 835-9077
fax: (202) 835-9066
EIN: 52-1601976

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Board Leadership

E. Miles Prentice, III
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
President

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