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The Ayn Rand Institute

The center for the advancement of Objectivism

three stars

80.43

2121 Alton Parkway Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92606
tel: (949) 222-6550   Web Site
EIN: 22-2570926

Board Leadership
Arline Mann
Chair

CEO
Jim Brown
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.43 three stars
  Financial 72.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) works to introduce young people to Ayn Rand's novels, to support scholarship and research based on her ideas, and to promote the principles of reason, rational self-interest, individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism to the widest possible audience. ARI seeks to spearhead a cultural renaissance that will reverse the anti-reason, anti-individualism, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist trends in today's culture. The major battleground in this fight for reason and capitalism is the educational institutions-high schools and, above all, the universities, where students learn the ideas that shape their lives. Ayn Rand's philosophy-known as Objectivism-holds that historical trends are the inescapable product of philosophy.

The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) works to introduce young people to Ayn Rand's novels, to support scholarship and research based on her ideas, and to promote the principles of reason, rational self-interest, individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism to the widest possible audience. ARI seeks to spearhead a cultural renaissance that will reverse the anti-reason, anti-individualism, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist trends in today's culture. The major battleground in this fight for reason and capitalism is the educational institutions-high schools and, above all, the universities, where students learn the ideas that shape their lives. Ayn Rand's philosophy-known as Objectivism-holds that historical trends are the inescapable product of philosophy.

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Financial

two stars

72.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth -7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 83.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ayn Rand Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ayn Rand Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,825,908
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $653,702
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,479,610
   Program Service Revenue $359,101
Total Primary Revenue $7,838,711
   Other Revenue $24,556
TOTAL REVENUE $7,863,267
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $7,306,669
   Administrative Expenses $512,743
   Fundraising Expenses $1,080,674
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,900,086
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,036,819
   
Net Assets $1,007,769

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
Educational Programs $3,405,232 46.6%
Outreach Programs $2,904,612 39.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 80.43 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 83.50 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 89.21 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 83.25 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 78.57 two stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 90.02 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 93.32 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 91.05 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 93.74 four stars
2009-09 08/01/2010 86.19 three stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 83.19 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 85.64 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 83.06 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 73.76 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 75.49 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 72.98 two 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 22-2570926
Name in IRS Master File AYN RAND INSTITUTE THE CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF OBJECTIVISM
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(149) Other instruction and training
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 May, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$289,232 3.24% Yaron Brook President

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The Ayn Rand Institute
2121 Alton Parkway
Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92606
tel: (949) 222-6550
fax: (949) 222-6558
EIN: 22-2570926

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Board Leadership

Arline Mann
Chair

CEO

Jim Brown
President & Chief Executive Officer

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