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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

77.21

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

Board Leadership
James C. Roberts
President

CEO
James C. Roberts
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.21
  Financial 69.72
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

69.72

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.38
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.3%
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.

Highly Rated

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,516,991
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,516,991
   Program Service Revenue $1,054,992
Total Primary Revenue $4,571,983
   Other Revenue $2,567,004
TOTAL REVENUE $7,138,987
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,333,695
   Administrative Expenses $146,256
   Fundraising Expenses $1,299,873
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,779,824
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-640,837
   
Net Assets $1,471,616

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
American Veterans Center $3,369,500 53.2%
Radio America $2,964,195 46.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 77.21
2018-12 03/01/2020 77.01
2017-12 08/01/2019 76.70
2017-12 12/21/2018 78.15
2016-12 02/01/2018 72.75
2015-12 03/01/2017 75.79
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.51
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.82
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.38
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.06
2011-12 03/01/2013 71.36
2011-12 02/01/2013 73.74
2010-12 11/06/2012 67.33
2010-12 02/01/2012 61.96
2009-12 09/20/2011 58.58
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 54.60
2008-12 07/01/2010 64.93
2007-12 12/17/2008 64.59
2006-12 03/01/2008 71.45
2005-12 02/01/2007 66.83

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$325,000 4.17% James C. Roberts President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Studies Center (VA) 77.21
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 86.67
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (NY) 89.58
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (IA) 86.18
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (DC) 90.08

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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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Board Leadership

James C. Roberts
President

CEO

James C. Roberts
President

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