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Ethics and Public Policy Center

Applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy

three stars

89.98

1730 M Street NW Suite 910
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 682-1200   Web Site
EIN: 52-1162185

Board Leadership
William R. Burleigh
Chair

CEO
Edward Whelan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.98 three stars
  Financial 91.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) is Washington, D.C.'s premier institute dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy. From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, from disputes over the role of religion in public life to battles over the nature of the family, EPPC and its scholars have consistently sought to defend the great Western ethical imperatives - respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. Through its core programs, EPPC and its scholars work to influence policymakers and to transform the culture through the world of ideas.

Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) is Washington, D.C.'s premier institute dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy. From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, from disputes over the role of religion in public life to battles over the nature of the family, EPPC and its scholars have consistently sought to defend the great Western ethical imperatives - respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. Through its core programs, EPPC and its scholars work to influence policymakers and to transform the culture through the world of ideas.

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Financial

four stars

91.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ethics and Public Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ethics and Public Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.98 three stars
Encore.org (CA) 91.15 four stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 92.18 four stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,592,038
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,592,038
   Program Service Revenue $84,376
Total Primary Revenue $3,676,414
   Other Revenue $202,405
TOTAL REVENUE $3,878,819
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,185,524
   Administrative Expenses $575,782
   Fundraising Expenses $66,261
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,827,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,252
   
Net Assets $5,266,620

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
Other Programs $2,042,217 64.1%
The Constitution, the Courts, and the Culture Program $536,641 16.8%
Domestic Policy Program $329,657 10.3%
Faith Angle Forum Program $277,009 8.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 89.98 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.90 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.80 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.16 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 92.04 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 91.60 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 87.84 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.86 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 92.34 four stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 96.13 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 96.49 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 95.01 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 84.09 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 67.45 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 75.22 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 85.69 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 52-1162185
Name in IRS Master File ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER INC
NTEE Code W06
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 January, 1980
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
$349,995 9.14% M. Edward Whelan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.98 three stars
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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (MN) 89.32 three stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 92.65 four stars
New America (DC) 94.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ethics and Public Policy Center
1730 M Street NW
Suite 910
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 682-1200
fax: (202) 408-0632
EIN: 52-1162185

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Board Leadership

William R. Burleigh
Chair

CEO

Edward Whelan
President

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