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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Institute for Policy Studies

Ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment

four stars

93.31

1301 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 234-9382   Web Site
EIN: 52-0788947

Board Leadership
E. Ethelbert Miller
Chair

CEO
John Cavanagh
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.31 four stars
  Financial 94.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Policy Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Policy Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 93.31 four stars
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Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 89.95 three stars

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Since 1963, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for four decades: from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960's to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade. The Institute for Policy Studies is the counterweight to the dealmakers. We work to reclaim democracy. We collaborate with grassroots movements to foster the conditions for long-term change. We promote relationships, linking activists and public officials who share our belief that a better world is possible. We launch, inform and sustain democratic movements. The Institute's work is organized into over a dozen projects, reflecting our public scholars' diverse areas of expertise. In practice, they make crucial linkages across the movements for peace, justice and the environment.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,756,609
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $43,281
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,799,890
   Program Service Revenue $102,770
Total Primary Revenue $3,902,660
   Other Revenue $61,028
TOTAL REVENUE $3,963,688
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,579,062
   Administrative Expenses $269,756
   Fundraising Expenses $335,365
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,184,183
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-220,495
   
Net Assets $4,295,443

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
New Economy $2,083,103 58.2%
Common Security $891,988 24.9%
Special Projects $360,778 10.1%

Ratings History
Institute for Policy Studies has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.31 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 84.84 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 89.57 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 89.57 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.69 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 92.53 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 90.23 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 83.19 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 79.49 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 79.00 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 80.41 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 93.07 four 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 52-0788947
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 February, 1965
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, 2011

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
$80,656 1.92% John Cavanagh Director

Since 1963, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for four decades: from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960's to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade. The Institute for Policy Studies is the counterweight to the dealmakers. We work to reclaim democracy. We collaborate with grassroots movements to foster the conditions for long-term change. We promote relationships, linking activists and public officials who share our belief that a better world is possible. We launch, inform and sustain democratic movements. The Institute's work is organized into over a dozen projects, reflecting our public scholars' diverse areas of expertise. In practice, they make crucial linkages across the movements for peace, justice and the environment.

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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 234-9382
fax: (202) 387-7915
EIN: 52-0788947

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Board Leadership

E. Ethelbert Miller
Chair

CEO

John Cavanagh
Director

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