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FSG is a social science institute based in Boston, MA that was founded in 2005. As of 2019 they had $27 million in revenue and $16 million in assets.

FSG is an international nonprofit social enterprise with a mission of accelerating the pace of social progress through philanthropic leadership. FSG achieves its mission by providing strategy consulting, program evaluation, research and thought leader...

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Program areas at FSG

The education & youth practice worked on 22 projects in 2018 in areas including early childhood education, youth employment, k-12 education, postsecondary education, and improving outcomes for students with learning disabilities. Projects included supporting a systems change approach to improving educational outcomes in two school districts, an evaluation of the scaling up and implementation of a personalized learning platform across one hundred school districts, research on education and labor market outcomes in the Texas panhandle, the development of a strategy to increase college access and attainment in Washington state, and strategic planning for a regionally-focused family foundation.

The global development practice worked on 23 projects in 2018, in areas including health care, housing, sanitation and partnership development. Projects included developing a community-driven health care delivery project in partnership with a women-led trade association of informal workers, supporting partnerships among multinational corporations and international nongovernmental organizations to further global development, and community-based sanitation projects, and initiatives to promote solutions for low-income housing.

The FSG global health practice worked on a range of projects with impacts in africa, asia and india. Our engagements included supporting a global collaborative to improve vaccine supply chains, developing resources and analyses for a consortium of funders and implementers to support the introduction of new hiv prevention products in sub-saharan africa, advising several multinational pharmaceutical companies on access strategies for their medicines, and developing a strategic plan for a global organization focused on eradicating malaria.

Form 990s for FSG

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 14, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Mar 31, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 22, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for FSG

Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,045,342
Program services$20,049,548
Investment income and dividends$36,047
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$7,108
Total revenues$27,138,045

Vendors for FSG

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-06-18
████████ ███████Marketing software2020-06-18
██████ ██████████ ████Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Participant loan processing$5,7252019-12-31
████████ ██████ ███ ███████ ███Audit accounting2019-12-31
███████ ██████ ███ ███████ ███Tax accounting2018-11-05
██████ ███████ ████Insurance2017-12-31
████ █████ ████ ██████ ██ ██████████████ ████Insurance2017-12-31
...and five more vendors

Personnel at FSG

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Greg HillsCo - Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Team Boston-June 12, 2020
Todd EllisChief Financial Officer, Leadership Team, Finance Boston$223,943June 12, 2020
████ ███████Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Leadership Team, Strategic Communications Boston-June 12, 2020
█████ █████████Chief Administrative Offic$156,953Dec. 31, 2017
█████ ████Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff, Operations-June 12, 2020
█████ ██████Managing Director, Leadership Team, Shared Value Initiative Boston-June 12, 2020
████ █████Managing Director, Leadership Team Washington DC$296,487June 12, 2020
███ ███████████Managing Director, Leadership Team Seattle$236,317June 12, 2020
███████ █████Managing Director$265,090Dec. 31, 2017
██████ ████████Managing Director, Leadership Team Washington DC$299,329June 12, 2020
...and 34 more key personnel

Peer social science organizations

1Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI)501(c)(3)$9.8 millionBoston, MA
2Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)501(c)(3)$16 millionNew York, NY
3National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)501(c)(3)$40 millionCambridge, MA
4Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI)501(c)(3)$8.4 millionCambridge, MA
5The Sphere Institute501(c)(3)$29 millionBurlingame, CA
6The Brookings Institution501(c)(3)$103 millionWashington, DC
7Center for Global Development (CGD)501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
8The Heritage Foundation501(c)(3)$81 millionWashington, DC
9Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
10American Enterprise Institute501(c)(3)$51 millionWashington, DC
11The Forum for Youth Investment (FYI)501(c)(3)$9.8 millionWashington, DC
12National Center for Learning Disabilities501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
13The Aspen Institute501(c)(3)$134 millionWashington, DC
14The Chicago Council on Global Affairs501(c)(3)$24 millionChicago, IL
15American Productivity and Quality Center501(c)(3)$15 millionHouston, TX
16Catalyst501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
17United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)501(c)(3)$6.9 millionHerndon, VA
18Council for a Strong America501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
19Numbersusa Education and Research Foundation501(c)(3)$6.7 millionArlington, VA
20Ideas42501(c)(3)$19 millionNew York, NY
21Social Science Research Council (SSRC)501(c)(3)$21 millionBrooklyn, NY
22Pew Research Center501(c)(3)$46 millionWashington, DC
23Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
24The Reason Foundation501(c)(3)$13 millionLos Angeles, CA
25JUST Capital Foundation501(c)(3)$7.3 millionNew York, NY