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The Heartland Institute

Discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

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three stars

86.37

3939 North Wilke Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
tel: (312) 377-4000   Web Site
EIN: 36-3309812

Board Leadership
Chuck Lang
Chairman

CEO
Tim Huelskamp
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.37 three stars
  Financial 81.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Heartland Institute is a national, non-partisan research and education organization founded in Chicago in 1984. Heartland's mission is to discover and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal responsibility in health care, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies. The Heartland Institute produces six monthly publications on budget and tax issues, environment and climate, health care reform, information technology and telecommunications, school reform, and finance, insurance, and real estate.

The Heartland Institute is a national, non-partisan research and education organization founded in Chicago in 1984. Heartland's mission is to discover and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal responsibility in health care, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies. The Heartland Institute produces six monthly publications on budget and tax issues, environment and climate, health care reform, information technology and telecommunications, school reform, and finance, insurance, and real estate.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Educational Contacts with Elected Officials
808,446
Number of public events held to further mission
4,628
Number of affiliates speaking at conferences
500
Number of volunteers
3
Number of programs documented
5
Number of testimonies offered
18
Number of policy guidelines or proposals developed
16
Number of overall donors
5,500
Number of website pageviews
1,457,880
Number of new website visitors
578,906
Number of Facebook followers
101,310
Total dollars received in contributions
5,800,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

81.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Heartland Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Heartland Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,901,021
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,901,021
   Program Service Revenue $93,163
Total Primary Revenue $5,994,184
   Other Revenue $785
TOTAL REVENUE $5,994,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,272,214
   Administrative Expenses $565,547
   Fundraising Expenses $633,287
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,471,048
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $523,921
   
Net Assets $1,541,278

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,769 1.93% Timothy Huelskamp President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$194,724 3.55% Joseph Bast Director, Senior Fellow
$122,538 2.23% Latreece Vakinscott Employee
$110,192 2.01% Diane Bast Employee

Mission

The Heartland Institute is a national, non-partisan research and education organization founded in Chicago in 1984. Heartland's mission is to discover and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal responsibility in health care, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies. The Heartland Institute produces six monthly publications on budget and tax issues, environment and climate, health care reform, information technology and telecommunications, school reform, and finance, insurance, and real estate.

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The Heartland Institute (IL) 86.37 three stars
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The Great Plains Institute (MN) 92.65 four stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars
New York Public Interest Research Group Fund (NY) 90.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Heartland Institute
3939 North Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
tel: (312) 377-4000
fax: (312) 275-7942
EIN: 36-3309812

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Board Leadership

Chuck Lang
Chairman

CEO

Tim Huelskamp
President, CEO