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Washington Policy Center

Improving lives through market solutions

three stars

85.98

3404 Fourth Avenue, South Seattle, WA 98134
tel: (206) 937-9691   Web Site
EIN: 91-1752769

Board Leadership
John Otter
Chair

CEO
Daniel Mead Smith
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.98 three stars
  Financial 87.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Washington Policy Center (WPC) improves lives of Washington citizens by providing accurate, high-quality research for policymakers, the media and the general public. WPC is an independent, non-partisan, research and education organization located in Seattle, Washington, that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on public policy issues facing our region. We believe ideas, supported by sound research and promoted through publications, conferences and the media, over time, create an environment in which sound public policy decisions are made.

Washington Policy Center (WPC) improves lives of Washington citizens by providing accurate, high-quality research for policymakers, the media and the general public. WPC is an independent, non-partisan, research and education organization located in Seattle, Washington, that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on public policy issues facing our region. We believe ideas, supported by sound research and promoted through publications, conferences and the media, over time, create an environment in which sound public policy decisions are made.

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Financial

three stars

87.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Policy Center (WA) 85.98 three stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 89.31 three stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars
Constitutional Accountability Center (DC) 91.86 four stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,108,099
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,016,310
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,124,409
   Program Service Revenue $120,813
Total Primary Revenue $3,245,222
   Other Revenue $-257,143
TOTAL REVENUE $2,988,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,945,466
   Administrative Expenses $199,050
   Fundraising Expenses $484,192
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,628,708
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $359,371
   
Net Assets $2,984,398

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
Media Outreach $1,945,466 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.98 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.76 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 85.33 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 84.58 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.86 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.63 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 83.75 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 79.60 two stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 82.30 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.45 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.61 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.86 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 87.88 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 92.44 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 86.79 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 81.54 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 70.89 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 70.39 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 91-1752769
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON POLICY CENTER
NTEE Code R99
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy N.E.C.
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(559) Other matters
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 March, 1997
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,000 7.03% Daniel Mead Smith President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Policy Center (WA) 85.98 three stars
The Heartland Institute (IL) 86.37 three stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 91.15 four stars
New York Public Interest Research Group Fund (NY) 90.27 four stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Washington Policy Center
3404 Fourth Avenue, South
Seattle, WA 98134
tel: (206) 937-9691
fax: (206) 624-8038
EIN: 91-1752769

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3643
Seattle, WA 98124

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Board Leadership

John Otter
Chair

CEO

Daniel Mead Smith
President

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