Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Discovery Institute

Advancing a culture of purpose, creativity and innovation.

two stars

73.12

208 Columbia Street Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (206) 292-0401   Web Site
EIN: 91-1521697

Board Leadership
Bruce Chapman
Chair

CEO
Steven J. Buri
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.12 two stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 62.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Discovery Institute is an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued. Discovery Institute has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy and support the theistic foundations of the West.

Discovery Institute is an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued. Discovery Institute has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy and support the theistic foundations of the West.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

62.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
91.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Discovery Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Discovery Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,322,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $603,674
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,925,976
   Program Service Revenue $179,170
Total Primary Revenue $8,105,146
   Other Revenue $88,852
TOTAL REVENUE $8,193,998
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,827,421
   Administrative Expenses $84,414
   Fundraising Expenses $391,367
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,303,202
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,890,796
   
Net Assets $6,894,939

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,325 2.70% Steven Buri President
Other Salaries of Note
$252,500 4.00% Stephen Meyer Employee

Mission

Discovery Institute is an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued. Discovery Institute has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy and support the theistic foundations of the West.

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Discovery Institute (WA) 73.12 two stars
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Mercatus Center (VA) 88.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Discovery Institute
208 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (206) 292-0401
fax: (206) 682-5320
EIN: 91-1521697

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Board Leadership

Bruce Chapman
Chair

CEO

Steven J. Buri
President