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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute

"A nation must think before it acts." - Robert Strausz-Hupé

four stars

91.82

1528 Walnut Street Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 732-3774   Web Site
EIN: 23-1731998

Board Leadership
Walter A. McDougall
Chairman

CEO
Carol Rollie Flynn
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 88.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1955, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics. We conduct research on pressing issues - the war on terrorism, developments in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation in South Asia, relations with China, Russia, and Japan - and long-term questions, such as the roles of religion and ethnicity in international politics, or the nature of Western identity and its implications for the U.S. and the Atlantic Alliance. Through our quarterly journal, Orbis, and the Wachman Center for International and Civic Literacy, we educate the public and in this way, we serve the community and the nation, the policymakers and the educators.

Founded in 1955, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics. We conduct research on pressing issues - the war on terrorism, developments in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation in South Asia, relations with China, Russia, and Japan - and long-term questions, such as the roles of religion and ethnicity in international politics, or the nature of Western identity and its implications for the U.S. and the Atlantic Alliance. Through our quarterly journal, Orbis, and the Wachman Center for International and Civic Literacy, we educate the public and in this way, we serve the community and the nation, the policymakers and the educators.

Financial

three stars

88.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foreign Policy Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foreign Policy Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,998,033
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,998,033
   Program Service Revenue $351,435
Total Primary Revenue $2,349,468
   Other Revenue $58,280
TOTAL REVENUE $2,407,748
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,913,931
   Administrative Expenses $254,958
   Fundraising Expenses $195,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,364,354
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $43,394
   
Net Assets $1,212,876

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
Research $1,401,613 73.2%
Lectures & Seminars $322,309 16.8%
Publications $121,469 6.3%

Ratings History
Foreign Policy Research Institute has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.82 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.17 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 94.52 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.75 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.71 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.58 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 75.03 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 74.55 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2015 71.74 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 70.82 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 87.74 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2012 72.51 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 73.84 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 77.34 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 80.89 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.70 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 85.80 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 93.58 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 73.68 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 23-1731998
Name in IRS Master File FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 December, 1970
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$190,413 8.05% Alan H. Luxenberg President

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Charity Contact Info

Foreign Policy Research Institute
1528 Walnut Street
Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 732-3774
fax: (215) 732-4401
EIN: 23-1731998

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Board Leadership

Walter A. McDougall
Chairman

CEO

Carol Rollie Flynn
President

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