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American Council on Education (ACE)

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

ACE is a social advocacy organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1918. As of 2017 they had $32 million in revenue and $93 million in assets.

ACE is the nation's most visible and influential higher education association. We represent the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Amer Coun On Ed.

Washington, DC
S40: Business and Industry

Form 990s for ACE

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-09Oct 16, 2018990 PDF
2016-09Oct 18, 2017990 PDF
2015-09Dec 12, 2016990 PDF
2014-09Oct 2, 2015990 PDF
2013-09Jul 29, 2014990 PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for ACE


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$7,657,682
Fundraising event contributions$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$3,100,362
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$2,004,287
Non-cash contributions$0
Program services$9,597,862
Investment income and dividends$1,582,426
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$7,015,245
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$859,528
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$459,915
Miscellaneous revenues$94,217
Total revenues$32,371,524


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$35,000
Grants to individuals in USA$0
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$6,432,564
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$11,025,067
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$1,062,963
Other employee benefits$1,680,570
Payroll taxes$1,026,688
Management fees$0
Legal fees$286,404
Accounting fees$64,286
Lobbying fees$0
Pro. fundraising fees$0
Investment mgmt fees$0
Other fee-for-service$3,079,059
Advertising and promotion$65,222
Office expenses$362,785
Information tech. expenses$1,195,701
Royalty expenses$0
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$1,515,627
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$2,330,376
All other expenses$1,990,538
Total expenses$34,166,504


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$5,045,950
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$784,678
Pledges and grants receivable$0
Accounts receivable$2,009,978
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$54,919
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$384,098
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$11,253,266
Investments, publicly traded securities$59,370,570
Investments, other securities$206,119
Investments, program-related$13,611,580
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$1,019,997
Total assets$93,741,155


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$2,431,966
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$13,639,205
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$8,183,659
Total liabilities$24,254,830

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$65,597,774
Temporarily restricted net assets$3,888,551
Permanently restricted net assets$0

Performance indicators

Total margin-5.5%
Working capital$-7,791,548
Current assets$8,279,623
Current liabilities$16,071,171
Days cash on hand62 days
Acid test liquidity ratio0.49

Vendors for ACE

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Cliftonlarsonallen LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2019-04-08
█████ ███ █████ ██ ███Consulting$146,0002017-09-01
████ █ ██████Consulting$170,0002017-09-01
█████████ ███████ ███Consulting$189,2872017-09-01
██████ █ █████ ███Consulting$173,0382017-09-01
██████ ███Consulting$155,3552017-09-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at ACE

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Renu KhatorChancellor , University of Houston System and President , University of Houston / Immediate Past Chair$0Feb. 1, 2018
████ ██████Chief Financial Officer-Oct. 18, 2017
████ ███████Vice President , Administration and Chief Information Officer$328,925Sept. 30, 2016
██████ ██████Vice President and Chief of Staff$240,713Sept. 30, 2017
█████ ████████Vice President , Chief Human Resources Officer$233,835Sept. 30, 2016
███████ ██████Vice President for Finance$342,896Sept. 30, 2016
███████ █████████Vice President , Communications and Marketing$320,852Sept. 30, 2016
█████ ██████Vice President , CPRS$252,715Sept. 30, 2016
████ ███████Vice President , Leadership$196,522Sept. 30, 2016
██████ ████████Vice President and Chief Strategist$287,979Sept. 30, 2016
...and 17 more key personnel

Peer social advocacy organizations

1National Association for the Education of Young Children501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
2International Citycounty County Management Association501(c)(3)$34 millionWashington, DC
3American Association of University Women / Aauw-Educational Foundation501(c)(3)$21 millionWashington, DC
4National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)501(c)(3)$24 millionWashington, DC
5American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)501(c)(3)$8.6 millionAlexandria, VA
6Institute for Supply Management (ISM)501(c)(3)$17 millionTempe, AZ
7National Congress of American Indians Fund (NCAI)501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
8National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)501(c)(3)$15 millionOakland, CA
9Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)501(c)(6)$41 millionWashington, DC
10National Association of Independent Schools501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
11Council for Advancement and Support of Education / Case (CASE)501(c)(3)$21 millionWashington, DC
12Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)501(c)(3)$8.9 millionWashington, DC
13Partnership for Public Service501(c)(3)$13 millionWashington, DC
14Results for Development (R4D)501(c)(3)$32 millionWashington, DC
15Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP)501(c)(3)$14 millionWashington, DC
16Urban Institute501(c)(3)$91 millionWashington, DC
17American Association of Colleges of Nursing501(c)(3)$16 millionWashington, DC
18Center for Community Change (CCC)501(c)(3)$26 millionWashington, DC
19American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)501(c)(3)$75 millionWashington, DC
20Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars501(c)(3)$24 millionWashington, DC
21Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)501(c)(3)$50 millionWashington, DC
22The Fund for American Studies501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
23American Dental Education Association501(c)(3)$26 millionWashington, DC
24National Center on Education and the Economy501(c)(3)$18 millionWashington, DC
25Hudson Institute501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC

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