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Institute for Humane Studies

Explore the ideas of liberty

three stars

86.01

3301 North Fairfax Drive Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (800) 697-8799   Web Site
EIN: 94-1623852

Board Leadership
Charles G. Koch
Chair

CEO
Emily Chamlee-Wright
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.01 three stars
  Financial 94.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) was founded in 1961 by Dr. F. A. Baldy Harper. Harper set up an institute devoted to research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity, and social harmony. Today, with a primary focus on students, the Institute continues the work begun by Baldy Harper. The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to help change the current climate of opinion to one more congenial to the principles and practice of freedom.

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) was founded in 1961 by Dr. F. A. Baldy Harper. Harper set up an institute devoted to research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity, and social harmony. Today, with a primary focus on students, the Institute continues the work begun by Baldy Harper. The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to help change the current climate of opinion to one more congenial to the principles and practice of freedom.

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Financial

four stars

94.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Humane Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Humane Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Humane Studies (VA) 86.01 three stars
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Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 93.35 four stars
Khan Academy (CA) 92.02 four stars
The Shawn Carter Foundation (FL) 93.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,931,747
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,931,747
   Program Service Revenue $472,746
Total Primary Revenue $17,404,493
   Other Revenue $36,260
TOTAL REVENUE $17,440,753
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,977,206
   Administrative Expenses $874,292
   Fundraising Expenses $1,553,869
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,405,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,035,386
   
Net Assets $7,873,088

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
Academic Talent Development $3,183,507 24.5%
Online Educational Programs $2,466,547 19.0%
Faculty Development Programs $2,263,486 17.4%
In-Person Educational Programs $1,956,364 15.1%
Student Marketing $1,720,642 13.3%
Public Affairs $1,386,660 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 12/01/2017 86.01 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 83.32 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 84.67 three stars
2013-08 12/22/2014 85.81 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 87.67 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 86.17 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 85.86 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 90.24 four stars
2009-08 08/01/2010 93.24 four stars
2008-08 07/01/2009 93.13 four stars
2007-08 08/01/2008 96.02 four stars
2006-08 04/01/2007 80.86 three stars
2005-08 05/01/2006 84.83 three stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 95.97 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 94-1623852
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$308,075 1.99% Marty Zupan President
Other Salaries of Note
$251,250 1.63% Ronald Chad Thevenot Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Humane Studies (VA) 86.01 three stars
Teach For America (NY) 91.01 four stars
Year Up (MA) 94.28 four stars
Students Rising Above (CA) 90.36 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Humane Studies
3301 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (800) 697-8799
fax: (703) 993-4890
EIN: 94-1623852

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Board Leadership

Charles G. Koch
Chair

CEO

Emily Chamlee-Wright
President, CEO

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