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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Bringing Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world

four stars

91.64

180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 726-3860   Web Site
EIN: 36-2181969

Board Leadership
Samuel C. Scott III and Leah Joy Zell
Co-Chairs

CEO
Ivo H. Daalder
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.64 four stars
  Financial 88.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The Chicago Council brings the world to Chicago by hosting public programs and private events featuring world leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global topics. Through task forces, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue, the Council brings Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The Chicago Council brings the world to Chicago by hosting public programs and private events featuring world leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global topics. Through task forces, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue, the Council brings Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world.

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Financial

three stars

88.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IL) 85.68 three stars
Americas Society (NY) 87.88 three stars
Armenian Assembly of America (DC) 88.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,582,470
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,604,025
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,186,495
   Program Service Revenue $862,832
Total Primary Revenue $20,049,327
   Other Revenue $929,601
TOTAL REVENUE $20,978,928
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,863,002
   Administrative Expenses $2,360,954
   Fundraising Expenses $1,649,140
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,873,096
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,105,832
   
Net Assets $25,617,771

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
Program Events $5,629,377 43.8%
Research $5,220,137 40.6%
Program Related Services $1,768,509 13.7%

Ratings History
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.64 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2019 94.08 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 90.64 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 93.44 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 88.01 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.67 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 87.64 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 87.96 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.80 four stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 84.18 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 82.42 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 89.46 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 87.97 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 76.33 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 76.71 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 89.83 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 36-2181969
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS
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 (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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 July, 1938
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
$541,298 3.20% Ivo Daddler President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars
National Committee on United States-China Relations (NY) 85.18 three stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 85.71 three stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.12 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 726-3860
fax: (312) 821-7555
EIN: 36-2181969

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Board Leadership

Samuel C. Scott III and Leah Joy Zell
Co-Chairs

CEO

Ivo H. Daalder
President

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