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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Studies Center

Improving the public's understanding of public policy issues

two stars

75.79

1100 North Glebe Road Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 302-1000   Web Site
EIN: 51-0232804

CEO
James C. Roberts
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.79 two stars
  Financial 67.58 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

one star

67.58

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.38
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Studies Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Studies Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Studies Center (VA) 75.79 two stars
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 90.43 four stars
Center for the National Interest (DC) 91.91 four stars
Drug Policy Alliance (NY) 85.28 three stars
Tax Foundation (DC) 87.15 three stars

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The American Studies Center (ASC) aims to engage in nonpartisan analysis, study and research into the interrelationship of governmental systems, activities and policies on the private sector of the United States and to make the results available to the general public. Radio America produces and distributes daily and weekly programs and commentaries on public policy issues totaling more than 4,000 hours of broadcast time per year and airing on over 500 stations, satellite radio and the Internet. The American Veterans Center seeks to preserve and pass on the legacy of valor and sacrifice of American veterans. The Center does this through publications, documentaries, conferences and youth outreach programs carried out through its two projects: the World War II Veterans Committee and the National Vietnam Veteran's Committee.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,650,859
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,650,859
   Program Service Revenue $693,364
Total Primary Revenue $5,344,223
   Other Revenue $2,369,453
TOTAL REVENUE $7,713,676
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,697,870
   Administrative Expenses $143,766
   Fundraising Expenses $1,766,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,608,617
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $105,059
   
Net Assets $2,031,688

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
Radio America $2,978,293 52.3%
American Veterans Center $2,719,577 47.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 75.79 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.82 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.38 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.06 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 71.36 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 73.74 two stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 67.33 one star
2010-12 02/01/2012 61.96 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 58.58 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 54.60 zero star
2008-12 07/01/2010 64.93 one star
2007-12 12/17/2008 64.59 one star
2006-12 03/01/2008 71.45 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 66.83 one star
2004-12 04/01/2006 72.90 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 65.60 one star
2002-12 02/01/2004 66.91 one star

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

EIN 51-0232804
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 January, 1979
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$320,000 4.20% James C. Roberts President, Founder

The American Studies Center (ASC) aims to engage in nonpartisan analysis, study and research into the interrelationship of governmental systems, activities and policies on the private sector of the United States and to make the results available to the general public. Radio America produces and distributes daily and weekly programs and commentaries on public policy issues totaling more than 4,000 hours of broadcast time per year and airing on over 500 stations, satellite radio and the Internet. The American Veterans Center seeks to preserve and pass on the legacy of valor and sacrifice of American veterans. The Center does this through publications, documentaries, conferences and youth outreach programs carried out through its two projects: the World War II Veterans Committee and the National Vietnam Veteran's Committee.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Studies Center (VA) 75.79 two stars
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American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 88.37 three stars
Competitive Enterprise Institute (DC) 86.98 three stars
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Studies Center
1100 North Glebe Road
Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 302-1000
fax: (571) 480-4140
EIN: 51-0232804

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CEO

James C. Roberts
President

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