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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Pacific Research Institute

Promoting the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility

two stars

75.07

101 Montgomery Street Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 989-0833   Web Site
EIN: 94-2528433

Board Leadership
Clark S. Judge
Chair

CEO
Sally C. Pipes
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.07 two stars
  Financial 69.70 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. Since its founding in 1979, PRI has remained steadfast to the vision of a free and civil society where individuals can achieve their full potential. Put simply, public policy is too important to be left just to the experts. Individuals are the real decision makers when it comes to their schools, health care, and environment. PRI reinforces this ideal by providing you with the information, inspiration, and opportunity to make decisions about the daily issues that matter most to you. The Institute's activities include publications, events, media commentary, legislative testimony, and community outreach.

The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. Since its founding in 1979, PRI has remained steadfast to the vision of a free and civil society where individuals can achieve their full potential. Put simply, public policy is too important to be left just to the experts. Individuals are the real decision makers when it comes to their schools, health care, and environment. PRI reinforces this ideal by providing you with the information, inspiration, and opportunity to make decisions about the daily issues that matter most to you. The Institute's activities include publications, events, media commentary, legislative testimony, and community outreach.

Financial

one star

69.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
57.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.30
  Program Expenses Growth -6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Research Institute (CA) 75.07 two stars
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (DC) 85.10 three stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 92.02 four stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.53 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 91.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,486,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $521,994
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,008,538
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,008,538
   Other Revenue $-70,792
TOTAL REVENUE $4,937,746
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,686,742
   Administrative Expenses $804,264
   Fundraising Expenses $1,060,424
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,551,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,386,316
   
Net Assets $14,736,182

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
Health Care $635,718 37.7%
The Center for Education $324,840 19.3%
The Center for Environment $214,034 12.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 75.07 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 79.92 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.70 three stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 79.17 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.56 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 78.53 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 83.64 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.02 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 84.95 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 74.28 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 79.78 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 69.37 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 87.22 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 73.84 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 74.86 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 86.60 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 94-2528433
Name in IRS Master File PACIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
NTEE Code T23
NTEE Classification Private Operating Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (209) Research, development and testing
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 December, 1978
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$348,219 9.80% Sara C. Pipes President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Research Institute (CA) 75.07 two stars
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Pacific Research Institute
101 Montgomery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 989-0833
fax: (415) 989-2411
EIN: 94-2528433

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Board Leadership

Clark S. Judge
Chair

CEO

Sally C. Pipes
President, CEO

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