EIN 54-1436224

Mercatus Center

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
224
Year formed
1987
Most recent tax filings
2020-08
Description
To generate knowledge and understanding of the institutions that affect the freedom to prosper and to find sustainable solutions that overcome the barriers preventing individuals from living free, prosperous, and peaceful lives.

Program areas at Mercatus Center

University Research & Teaching - Supports academic research and faculty activities at George Mason University and elsewhere to advance and apply a research agenda for understanding institutions and change or broadly advance a free and prosperous society.
Student Programs - Support Graduate Students at George Mason University, training future scholars and decision-makers to advance and apply a research agenda for understanding institutions and change.
Policy Research- Conduct economic research of consequence that makes sense of public policy problems and puts forward solutions that maximize individual freedom and prosperity.

Form 990s for Mercatus Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-082020-10-21990View PDF
2018-082019-06-19990View PDF
2017-082018-04-10990View PDF
2016-082017-07-27990View PDF
2015-082016-07-20990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Mercatus Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$1,894,100
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...and 26 more grants received

Grants made by Mercatus Center

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Regents of the University of California at BerkeleyUniversity Research & Teaching/ Education Grants$3,300,000
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...and 49 more grants made

Financials for Mercatus Center

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$71,316,366
Program services$117,360
Investment income and dividends$107,028
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$273,127
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$61,683
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$26,815
Total revenues$71,902,379

Personnel at Mercatus Center

NameTitleCompensation
Emily Chamlee-WrightSenior Affiliated Scholar President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Humane Studies Board Member$0
Jennifer ZamboneChief Operating Officer$235,000
Gary D. LeffChief Financial Officer$151,875
 Subscribe to viewPolicy Research - Vice President / Vice President of Policy Research$250,000
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Policy Research$190,000
...and 16 more key personnel

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OrganizationLocationRevenue
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew)Philadelphia, PA$355,688,959
National Opinion Research Center (NORC)Chicago, IL$237,788,687
Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsWashington, DC$28,873,770
The Heritage FoundationWashington, DC$122,861,202
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Cambridge, MA$40,352,849
The Milken InstituteSanta Monica, CA$133,637,630
American Enterprise InstituteWashington, DC$51,439,296
FSGBoston, MA$22,728,487
IthakaNew York, NY$104,778,419
Institute for Humane StudiesArlington, VA$21,122,878
Trustees for Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA$57,470,010
The Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago, IL$24,020,186
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)Brooklyn, NY$19,665,936
Chatham HouseUnited Kingdom, $21,889,646
Center for American Progress (CAP)Washington, DC$47,739,933
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)Washington, DC$45,529,366
New AmericaWashington, DC$42,059,614
The Holdsworth CenterSan Antonio, TX$95,758,572
Esalen InstituteBig Sur, CA$18,733,490
KFF KHNSan Francisco, CA$53,799,622
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)New York, NY$82,005,700
Charles Koch Institute (CKI)Arlington, VA$20,830,118
Cato InstituteWashington, DC$32,506,528
Amnesty InternationalNew York, NY$51,690,347
National Trust for Historic PreservationWashington, DC$63,957,784
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$71,902,379
2020
Yearly growth
133.5%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$57,876,827
2020
Yearly growth
90.4%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$43,397,524
2020
Yearly growth
89.2%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
224
2020
Yearly growth
-0.9%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
3434 Washington Blvd 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
mercatus.org/ 
Phone
(703) 993-4930
Facebook page
mercatuscenter 
Twitter profile
@mercatus 
IRS details
EIN
54-1436224
Fiscal year end
August
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1987
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent