Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

The American Prospect

Progressive Media & Nonprofit Publishing

two stars

77.35

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

Board Leadership
Michael Stern
Chairperson

CEO
Robert Kuttner & Paul Starr
Co-Editors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.35 two stars
  Financial 71.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

two stars

71.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth -3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,148,472
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,148,472
   Program Service Revenue $92,184
Total Primary Revenue $1,240,656
   Other Revenue $26,133
TOTAL REVENUE $1,266,789
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,246,112
   Administrative Expenses $113,697
   Fundraising Expenses $106,191
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,466,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-199,211
   
Net Assets $276,211

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,516 8.35% Robert Kuttner Director, Co-Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$1,250 0.08% Chuck Collins Director

Mission

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.

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Charity Contact Info

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

Michael Stern
Chairperson

CEO

Robert Kuttner & Paul Starr
Co-Editors