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Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

The flagship of the conservative movement in Oklahoma

one star

68.72

1401 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73104
tel: (405) 602-1667   Web Site
EIN: 73-1436375

Board Leadership
Larry Parman
Chairman

CEO
Jonathan Small
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.72 one star
  Financial 67.50 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) accumulates, evaluates, and disseminates public policy ideas and information for Oklahoma consistent with the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual initiative. OCPA's vision is to be recognized as a highly respected independent public policy institute, whose research, analysis, and commentary guides the formation of Oklahoma's public policies and helps Oklahoma to become the leader, specifically within our seven-state region, in all aspects of economic performance and quality of life issues.

Founded in 1993, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) accumulates, evaluates, and disseminates public policy ideas and information for Oklahoma consistent with the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual initiative. OCPA's vision is to be recognized as a highly respected independent public policy institute, whose research, analysis, and commentary guides the formation of Oklahoma's public policies and helps Oklahoma to become the leader, specifically within our seven-state region, in all aspects of economic performance and quality of life issues.

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Financial

one star

67.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
59.3%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OK) 68.72 one star
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 86.70 three stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 91.81 four stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 90.15 four stars
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (DC) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,654,281
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $439,274
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,093,555
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,093,555
   Other Revenue $10,198
TOTAL REVENUE $2,103,753
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,160,039
   Administrative Expenses $571,270
   Fundraising Expenses $533,779
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,265,088
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,335
   
Net Assets $4,364,702

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
Education and Advocacy $646,190 55.7%
Activities and Resources Provided to the Public $312,726 27.0%
Special Events $185,781 16.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 68.72 one star
2017-12 06/01/2019 73.78 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 75.57 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 75.22 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.80 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.77 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.51 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 68.72 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 66.82 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 75.63 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 77.84 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 71.07 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 74.91 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 75.14 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 76.00 two stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 77.50 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 73-1436375
Name in IRS Master File OKLAHOMA COUNCIL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS INC
NTEE Code M20
NTEE Classification Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Charitable 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 July, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,861 8.29% Jonathan S. Small II President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OK) 68.72 one star
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 91.67 four stars
New America (DC) 94.49 four stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 92.78 four stars
PolicyLink (CA) 91.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
1401 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
tel: (405) 602-1667
fax: (855) 819-0085
EIN: 73-1436375

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Board Leadership

Larry Parman
Chairman

CEO

Jonathan Small
President

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