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The Atlantic Council of the United States
Ideas. Influence. Impact.
93.67
1030 15th Street, NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 778-4952   Web Site
EIN: 52-0742294
Board Leadership
John F.W. Rogers
Chairman CEO
Frederick Kempe
President, CEO
 
Mission
Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues in the Administration, the Congress, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media among leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.
Rating Overview
Financial
94.42
Accountability & Transparency
93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Why isn't this based on more recent data?
Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.
Financial Performance Metrics
 Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.4%
 Administrative Expenses11.5%
 Fundraising Expenses7.9%
 Fundraising Efficiency$0.05
 Working Capital Ratio (years)2.40
 Program Expenses Growth7.2%
 Liabilities to Assets10.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlantic Council of the United States on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Accountability & Transparency
Performance Metrics
Information Provided on the Form 990
 
 
Independent Voting Board Members

 
No Material diversion of assets
 Audited financials prepared by independent accountant
 Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From related parties
 
Documents Board Meeting Minutes
 Provided copy of Form 990 to organization's governing body in advance of filing
 
Conflict of Interest Policy
 
Whistleblower Policy
 Records Retention and Destruction Policy
 
CEO listed with salary
 Process for determining CEO compensation
 
Board Listed / Board Members Not Compensated
Is the following information easily accessible on the charity's website? 
 
Donor Privacy Policy
 
Board Members Listed
 
Audited Financials
 
Form 990
 
Key staff listed
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Center for the New Economy (PR)91.99
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Income Statement
(FYE 12/2019)
REVENUE
 
Contributions 
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants$51,647,715
   Federated Campaigns$0
   Membership Dues$81,720
   Fundraising Events$2,946,385
   Related Organizations$0
   Government Grants$13,165,438
Total Contributions$67,841,258
   Program Service Revenue$246,503
Total Primary Revenue$68,087,761
   Other Revenue$-67,228
TOTAL REVENUE$68,020,533
  
EXPENSES 
   Program Expenses$26,711,627
   Administrative Expenses$5,823,833
   Fundraising Expenses$2,894,390
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES$35,429,850
 
 
Payments to Affiliates$0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year$32,590,683
 
 
Net Assets$73,279,457
Financial Charts
Contributions Breakdown (FYE 12/2019)
Contributions, Gifts
& Grants
Fundraising Events
Other
19.4%
76.1%
Expenses Breakdown (FYE 12/2019)
Program
Administrative
Fundraising
16.4%
75.4%
Revenue/Expenses Trend
Program Expenses
Programs (FYE 12/2019)
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 NameAmount Spent% of Program Expenses
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security$4,970,45318.6%
Global Energy Center$3,291,55012.3%
Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center$3,198,06112.0%
Ratings History

The Atlantic Council of the United States has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
Form 990 FYEDate PublishedOverall ScoreOverall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12
06/01/2021
93.67

2018-12
05/01/2020
92.53

2017-12
04/01/2019
94.74

2016-12
06/01/2018
93.91

2015-12
06/01/2017
93.91

2014-12
06/01/2016
92.13
 
CN 2.0
2013-12
09/01/2015
92.63

2013-12
08/01/2015
90.49

2012-12
08/01/2014
87.07

2011-12
04/01/2013
87.42

2010-12
10/01/2012
89.31

2010-12
07/01/2012
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Donor Advisory

2009-12
09/20/2011
89.56
 
CN 1.0
2009-12
06/01/2011
90.15

2008-12
06/01/2010
89.58

2007-12
05/01/2009
89.63

2006-12
04/01/2008
88.19

2005-12
03/01/2007
88.41

2004-12
05/01/2006
73.91

2003-12
05/01/2005
77.20
DETAILED SIDE-BY-SIDE REPORT
IRS Data/Forms 990
The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).
EIN52-0742294
Name in IRS Master FileATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE U S INC
NTEE CodeQ05
NTEE ClassificationResearch Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE TypeInternational, Foreign Affairs and National Security
ClassificationCharitable Organization
Subsection501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities(161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation StatusOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
AffiliationCentral - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name[Not Applicable]
Ruling DateMay, 1961
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year EndDecember
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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December, 2017
December, 2016
December, 2015
December, 2014
December, 2013
Compensation of Leaders
(FYE 12/2019)
Comp% of ExpensesPaid toTitle
$620,6171.75%Frederick KempePresident, CEO
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