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National Center for Policy Analysis

Solutions for Americans from America's Think Tank

one star

59.74

14180 Dallas Parkway Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75254
tel: (972) 386-6272   Web Site
EIN: 75-1804932

Board Leadership
David Smith
Chair

CEO
B. Douglas Hoey
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 59.74 one star
  Financial 69.40 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 52.00 zero star
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1983, the NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank located in Dallas, Texas. The mission of the NCPA is to promote innovative, free market solutions to public policy problems. The NCPA pursues its mission by identifying, encouraging, and communicating scholarly research, focusing particularly upon the issues of health care, taxes and the economy, retirement, energy and the environment, and education . The NCPA communicates daily with policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public, advising them about the policy challenges our country faces and recommending innovative policy solutions.

Established in 1983, the NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank located in Dallas, Texas. The mission of the NCPA is to promote innovative, free market solutions to public policy problems. The NCPA pursues its mission by identifying, encouraging, and communicating scholarly research, focusing particularly upon the issues of health care, taxes and the economy, retirement, energy and the environment, and education . The NCPA communicates daily with policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public, advising them about the policy challenges our country faces and recommending innovative policy solutions.

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Financial

one star

69.40

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

52.00

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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 134.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Policy Analysis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Policy Analysis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Policy Analysis (TX) 59.74 one star
Pioneer Institute (MA) 91.51 four stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 91.15 four stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 92.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,917,464
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,917,464
   Program Service Revenue $33,236
Total Primary Revenue $1,950,700
   Other Revenue $1,760
TOTAL REVENUE $1,952,460
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,645,154
   Administrative Expenses $545,811
   Fundraising Expenses $72,953
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,263,918
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,311,458
   
Net Assets $-408,760

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
Research & Publications $1,598,286 60.4%
Conferences $699,246 26.4%
Internet $318,653 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 03/01/2018 59.74 one star
2015-09 08/01/2017 74.49 two stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 74.49 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 77.74 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 78.68 two stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 79.51 two stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 84.23 three stars
2011-09 02/01/2013 87.05 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 88.28 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.59 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 81.19 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 98.90 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 84.54 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 88.17 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 79.82 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 70.72 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 82.85 three stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 86.38 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 75-1804932
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- James H. Amos President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$251,597 7.70% Richard Walker Interim COO
$173,526 5.31% Allen West Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Policy Analysis (TX) 59.74 one star
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 94.74 four stars
Reason Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.22 four stars
State Policy Network (VA) 88.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Policy Analysis
14180 Dallas Parkway
Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75254
tel: (972) 386-6272
fax: (888) 719-2278
EIN: 75-1804932

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Board Leadership

David Smith
Chair

CEO

B. Douglas Hoey
Chief Executive Officer

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