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Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

MDRC is a social science research advocate based in New York, NY that was founded in 1974. As of 2019 they had $69 million in revenue and $101 million in assets.

MDRC is dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people. Through our research and the active communication of our findings, we seek to enhance the effectiveness of policies and programs.

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Program areas at MDRC

Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment MDRC was originally established to study programs for the "hard-to-employ," Americans who face serious obstacles to finding and keeping steady work. Our very first project, the National Supported Work Demonstration, tested the impact of paid work experience for long-term welfare recipients, ex-offenders, high school dropouts, and substance abusers, and it is still regarded as one of the most comprehensive sources of evidence on employment programs targeted to these groups. Today we are testing tailored interventions for specific hard-to-employ groups - young people disconnected from the worlds of school and work, young people and adults at risk of entering the criminal justice system, ex-prisoners reentering their communities, long-term welfare recipients, and people with work-limiting disabilities. The findings of our new studies as they emerge will dramatically expand the body of knowledge about how to address particular barriers to employment - and how to implement effective ...

Low-Wage Workers and Communities Long regarded as the premier investigator of policies to improve the lives of families on welfare, MDRC has brought its program development skills and reputation for methodological rigor to the challenge of learning how best to improve the economic health of low-income workers and communities. In a focused portfolio of projects, we are investigating strategies to "make work pay" - providing financial supports that build a safety net around work while continuing to encourage employment - and initiatives to help low-income people find more stable jobs, advance in the labor market, and achieve long-term self-sufficiency. Our studies are among the largest and evaluations of such interventions in the country. The concentration of poverty - and an associated lack of access to good jobs, affordable housing, quality goods and services, and economic and political resources - presents special challenges for improving the prospects of residents of low-income ...

Family Well-Being and Children's Development Children who grow up in poverty face much greater risks of academic failure, poor health, and emotional distress and, as adults, are more likely to be unemployed and poor. MDRC's studies on children and families are providing a new generation of reliable evidence for policymakers about strategies that benefit the social, emotional, and cognitive development of low-income children - some by improving the life prospects of parents and others by working directly with children. For more than two decades, MDRC has been a leader in an expanding field of research that examines how children are affected by welfare reform and other social policies that are primarily designed to affect the employment and income status of their parents. MDRC is studying several initiatives that seek to benefit children by building healthier family relationships, including federal Responsible Fatherhood programs. MDRC is the lead evaluator of the federal ...

Form 990s for MDRC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 14, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Feb 25, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 9, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for MDRC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$65,542,515
Program services$1,626,223
Investment income and dividends$1,720,168
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$547,468
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$69,436,374

Vendors for MDRC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Marsh and Mclennan AgencyInsurance agent or broker$1,5872019-12-31
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...and 14 more vendors

Personnel at MDRC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Gordon BerlinPresident$564,531July 14, 2019
John HutchinsChief Communications Officer Development and External Affairs-July 14, 2019
███████ █████████████Chief Economist$218,927July 14, 2019
████ ██████Director of Finance$186,045Nov. 13, 2017
████ ████████Director of Program Development Development and External Affairs-July 14, 2019
████ █████████Director of Strategy-July 14, 2019
████ ███General Counsel-July 14, 2019
█████ ████████Director, MDRC Center for Criminal Justice Research-July 14, 2019
█████ ██████Director$209,839July 14, 2019
████ ██████Internet Project Manager-March 1, 2018
...and eight more key personnel

Peer social science research alliances and advocates

1Van Alen Institute Projects in Public Architecture501(c)(3)$30 millionNew York, NY
2Social Science Research Council (SSRC)501(c)(3)$21 millionBrooklyn, NY
3Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)501(c)(3)$36 millionBrooklyn, NY
4Ideas42501(c)(3)$19 millionNew York, NY
5Ithaka501(c)(3)$94 millionNew York, NY
6The Conference Board501(c)(3)$67 millionNew York, NY
7National Opinion Research Center (NORC)501(c)(3)$196 millionChicago, IL
8Ashoka501(c)(3)$40 millionArlington, VA
9The Chicago Council on Global Affairs501(c)(3)$20 millionChicago, IL
10Education Trust501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
11Points of Light Foundation501(c)(3)$18 millionAtlanta, GA
12Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)501(c)(3)$45 millionWashington, DC
13East-West Center / Center for Cultural & Technical Interchange Btwn East & West (EWC)501(c)(3)$27 millionHonolulu, HI
14American Association of University Women / Aauw-Educational Foundation501(c)(3)$21 millionWashington, DC
15National Center on Education and the Economy501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
16The Heritage Foundation501(c)(3)$81 millionWashington, DC
17The Institutes (AICPCU)501(c)(3)$75 millionMalvern, PA
18Council on Foundations501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
19Freedom House501(c)(3)$32 millionWashington, DC
20American Enterprise Institute501(c)(3)$61 millionWashington, DC
21FSG501(c)(3)$27 millionBoston, MA
22International City County Management Association501(c)(3)$29 millionWashington, DC
23American Council on Education (ACE)501(c)(3)$35 millionWashington, DC
24National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)501(c)(3)$40 millionCambridge, MA
25Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC