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
Edgar N. James
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 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth -4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,565,190
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,565,190
   Program Service Revenue $551,570
Total Primary Revenue $3,116,760
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $3,116,760
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,452,451
   Administrative Expenses $280,668
   Fundraising Expenses $60,728
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,793,847
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $322,913
   
Net Assets $3,544,345

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 6.26% Thomas S. Blanton Director and President

Mission

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.

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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

Edgar N. James
Chair

CEO

Thomas Blanton
Executive Director