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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Drug Policy Alliance

Reason. Compassion. Justice.

85.16

131 West 33rd St 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 613-8020   Web Site
EIN: 52-1516692

Board Leadership
Ira Glasser
President

CEO
Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.16
  Financial 79.41
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

79.41

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Drug Policy Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Drug Policy Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Drug Policy Alliance (NY) 85.16
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 91.02
League of American Bicyclists (DC) 85.00
Middle East Forum (PA) 91.16
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 85.43

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The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. We work to advance policies that reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and seek solutions that promote safety while upholding the sovereignty of individuals over their own minds and bodies. The DPA Network is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,062,337
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,007,988
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,070,325
   Program Service Revenue $17,417
Total Primary Revenue $14,087,742
   Other Revenue $207,579
TOTAL REVENUE $14,295,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,303,600
   Administrative Expenses $1,477,857
   Fundraising Expenses $1,704,061
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,485,518
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,809,803
   
Net Assets $5,859,945

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 Policy & Legal Affairs $3,471,840 37.3%
Communications $1,986,680 21.3%
Grants $1,225,084 13.2%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-05 09/01/2016 85.16
2015-05 08/01/2016 84.38
2014-05 06/01/2016 86.69
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 85.67
2013-05 09/01/2014 88.14
2012-05 09/01/2013 92.71
2011-05 02/01/2013 82.06
2011-05 05/01/2012 81.51
2010-05 09/20/2011 79.76
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 06/01/2011 69.97
2009-05 08/01/2010 80.99
2008-05 02/01/2009 87.16
2007-05 10/01/2008 76.18
2006-05 07/01/2007 76.77
2005-05 07/01/2006 63.27

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

EIN 52-1516692
Name in IRS Master File DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE
NTEE Code F20
NTEE Classification Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (537) Use of drugs or narcotics
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 May, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012
  • May, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$280,280 2.24% Ethan Nadelmann Executive Director

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. We work to advance policies that reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and seek solutions that promote safety while upholding the sovereignty of individuals over their own minds and bodies. The DPA Network is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Drug Policy Alliance (NY) 85.16
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New America Foundation (DC) 85.86

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Charity Contact Info

Drug Policy Alliance
131 West 33rd St
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 613-8020
fax: (212) 613-8021
EIN: 52-1516692

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Board Leadership

Ira Glasser
President

CEO

Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director

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