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The Aspen Institute

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

The Aspen Institute is a social science institute based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1949. As of 2019 they had $134 million in revenue and $321 million in assets.

The institute's mission is to foster values-based leadership encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. [continued on ...

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Program areas at The Aspen Institute

Policy programs: the institute's 32 policy programs explore and identify solutions for problems ranging from economic distress to educational opportunity, from climate change to racial disparities, in an effort to influence legislators and other decision-makers and advance the best and most inspired proposals. Our policy programs range in size from $100,000 to $8 million in annual revenue and expenses.

Public programs: the institute's 15 public programs are designed to freely disseminate the organization's ideas, and to provide the public with opportunities to convene inclusively and engage in thoughtful, nonpartisan dialogue. Our major events include the aspen ideas festival, spotlight health, the aspen security forum, and the aspen words program. These and our other public forums engage over 15,000 members of the general public annually.

Campus activities: in addition to its headquarters in Washington, dc, the institute also conducts much of its work on two campuses - in aspen, Colorado and on the wye river, on Maryland's eastern shore. Both campuses provide natural beauty and quiet surroundings which encourage thoughtful reflection that refreshes mind, body and spirit.

Form 990s for The Aspen Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Nov 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 19, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 12, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Aspen Institute

Total grants, contributions, etc.$94,760,517
Program services$38,974,610
Investment income and dividends$70,334
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$46,005
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-105,802
Net income from fundraising events$-481,777
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$868,825
Total revenues$134,132,712

Vendors for The Aspen Institute

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Marcum LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2019-11-23
█████████Content management system software2019-09-07
████████ █████ ██████ ███Audio Visual Services$1,101,9412018-12-01
████████ ███ ███████ ███Program Consulting$835,2802018-12-01
█████████ █████ █████████████ ███Staffing and Payroll Services$1,220,1032018-12-01
████ ████████████ ███Building Renovations$7,201,9462018-12-01
███████ ██████████████Audio Visual Services$700,8802018-12-01
██████████ ███████ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$105,6092016-12-31
...and eight more vendors

Personnel at The Aspen Institute

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Daniel R. PorterfieldPresident and Chief Executive Officer$442,351July 17, 2019
Namita KhasatExecutive Vice President Fin and Admin and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer / Vice President Finance and Administration / Chief Financial Officer and Cao and Treasurer$384,715Nov. 23, 2019
████████ █████Vice President Policy Programs$319,683Dec. 31, 2018
███ ████████Vice President and Executive Director$340,634Dec. 31, 2018
█████████ █████Vice President and Program Director$307,386Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █████████Executive Director$365,041Dec. 31, 2018
███████ ██ █████Chairman$0July 17, 2019
███ ███████Executive Vice President Comm and MRKTNG$178,510Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Executive Vice President$409,612Dec. 31, 2018
████ ██████Executive Vice President , Corporate Secretary$426,004Dec. 31, 2018
...and three more key personnel

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