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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The National Security Archive

Shedding light on the decision-making process of the United States government

four stars

92.61

2130 H Street, NW Suite 701, Gelman Library
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 994-7000   Web Site
EIN: 22-2127884

Board Leadership
Sheila Coronel
Chair

CEO
Thomas Blanton
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute that collects and publishes declassified documents. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. Archive staff members systematically track U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions.

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute that collects and publishes declassified documents. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. Archive staff members systematically track U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Security Archive on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Security Archive on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The National Security Archive (DC) 92.61 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,089,300
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,089,300
   Program Service Revenue $466,759
Total Primary Revenue $2,556,059
   Other Revenue $-1,000
TOTAL REVENUE $2,555,059
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,510,546
   Administrative Expenses $277,957
   Fundraising Expenses $62,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,850,713
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-295,654
   
Net Assets $3,221,432

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
Maintenance of Website, Public Library & Contents $2,510,546 100.0%

Ratings History
The National Security Archive has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 92.61 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.72 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.18 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 87.68 three stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.89 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.46 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.88 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 80.55 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 80.19 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.94 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.40 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 96.06 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.03 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 96.73 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 87.22 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 89.83 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 83.56 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 94.22 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 94.28 four 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 22-2127884
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE FUND 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 (512) National defense policy
(514) Government spending
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1980
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
$175,000 6.13% Thomas S. Blanton Director and President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Security Archive (DC) 92.61 four stars
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (DC) 85.85 three stars
Center for Global Development (DC) 89.40 three stars
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 86.94 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The National Security Archive
2130 H Street, NW
Suite 701, Gelman Library
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 994-7000
fax: (202) 994-7005
EIN: 22-2127884

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Board Leadership

Sheila Coronel
Chair

CEO

Thomas Blanton
Executive Director

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