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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

The American Prospect

Progressive Media & Nonprofit Publishing

74.29

1225 Eye Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 776-0730   Web Site
EIN: 52-1617061

Board Leadership
Amy Hanauer
Chairperson

CEO
Robert Kuttner & Paul Starr
Co-Editors

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.29
  Financial 79.46
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Prospect is a respected and influential nonprofit media organization dedicated to improving the national conversation about the day's most important issues, informing and engaging the public, and inspiring smart, just policy. Since its 1990 launch, the Prospect has consistently published some of the most insightful progressive policy analysis in the country. Each magazine we print, and every day on Prospect.org, shows off what the Prospect does uniquely well: bridge the worlds of policy and politics with the lives of everyday Americans; connect and engage an audience of public intellectuals, activists, policy wonks, politicos, and informed citizens; and offer a vision of possibilities and aspiration to a new generation of progressives. Our print magazine with a reputation for incisive reporting and accessible long-form analysis, our continuously updated website, and three topical newsletters enable the Prospect to wield outsized influence in today's 24/7 news environment.

The American Prospect is a respected and influential nonprofit media organization dedicated to improving the national conversation about the day's most important issues, informing and engaging the public, and inspiring smart, just policy. Since its 1990 launch, the Prospect has consistently published some of the most insightful progressive policy analysis in the country. Each magazine we print, and every day on Prospect.org, shows off what the Prospect does uniquely well: bridge the worlds of policy and politics with the lives of everyday Americans; connect and engage an audience of public intellectuals, activists, policy wonks, politicos, and informed citizens; and offer a vision of possibilities and aspiration to a new generation of progressives. Our print magazine with a reputation for incisive reporting and accessible long-form analysis, our continuously updated website, and three topical newsletters enable the Prospect to wield outsized influence in today's 24/7 news environment.

Financial

79.46

Accountability & Transparency

70.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 123.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Prospect on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Prospect on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Prospect (DC) 74.29
Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) (WA) 95.29
Type Media Center (NY) 91.11
ProPublica (NY) 100.00
Milkweed Editions (MN) 91.03

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $903,364
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $297,243
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,200,607
   Program Service Revenue $104,350
Total Primary Revenue $1,304,957
   Other Revenue $-24,523
TOTAL REVENUE $1,280,434
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,501,214
   Administrative Expenses $70,326
   Fundraising Expenses $68,189
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,639,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-359,295
   
Net Assets $-83,084

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
Publication of Scholarly and Literary Articles $1,501,214 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 74.29
2019-06 07/01/2020 77.35
2018-06 07/01/2019 80.01
2017-06 08/01/2018 75.01
2016-06 11/01/2017 77.31
2015-06 06/01/2016 77.40
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.47
2013-06 02/01/2015 76.58
2012-06 12/20/2013 87.16
2011-06 06/01/2013 77.23
2011-06 06/01/2012 76.45
2009-12 09/20/2011 66.04
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 65.81
2008-12 10/01/2009 70.27
2007-12 11/01/2008 69.69
2006-12 02/01/2008 63.19

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

EIN 52-1617061
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN PROSPECT INC
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,842 5.11% David Dayen Executive Editor
Other Salaries of Note
$110,142 6.71% Ellen Meany Publisher
$110,007 6.70% Robert Kuttner Co-Founder, Chair As Of Mar.
$750 0.04% Miles Rapoport Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Prospect (DC) 74.29
Graywolf Press (MN) 95.47
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 93.32
GRIST (WA) 94.85
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 98.29

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The American Prospect
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 776-0730
EIN: 52-1617061

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Board Leadership

Amy Hanauer
Chairperson

CEO

Robert Kuttner & Paul Starr
Co-Editors

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