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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 2018 they had $129 million in revenue and $333 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 program: the institute's 31 policy programs advance public and private-sector knowledge on significant policy issues confronting contemporary society. They convene leaders and experts to seek constructive solutions to critical problems. While each program is unique in substance and approach they all share a commitment to advancing better policy by bringing diverse perspectives together in pursuit of informed dialogue and effective solutions. These programs range in size from $8 million to $100,000 in revenue and expenses annually, and in programmatic categories such as education, finance, microenterprise, environment and social justice.

Public programs: the institute's 18 public programs open the institute up to the public, offering opportunities to engage in thoughtful, nonpartisan inquiry. Our major events include the aspen ideas festival, spotlight health and 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: the institute carries out much of its work on its two campuses. In aspen, Colorado and on the wye river, on Maryland's eastern shore where natural beauty and quiet surroundings encourages thoughtful reflection and refreshes the mind, body and spirit.

Form 990s for The Aspen Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 19, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 12, 2016990View PDF
2013-12Oct 14, 2014990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Aspen Institute

Total grants, contributions, etc.$92,261,254
Program services$36,392,294
Investment income and dividends$500,550
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$22,932
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-158,646
Net income from fundraising events$-546,774
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$857,576
Total revenues$129,329,186

Vendors for The Aspen Institute

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2019-09-07
██████ ███Audit accounting2019-07-29
█████ ██Tax accounting; Audit accounting2018-10-11
████████ █████ ██████ ███Audio Visual Services$1,237,6162017-12-01
█████ █████ ████████████████ █████Hotel and Conference Activities$445,8482017-12-01
█████████ █████ █████████████ ███Staffing and Payroll Services$427,1242017-12-01
████ ████████████ ███Building Renovations$3,238,2372017-12-01
████ █████████ ████████Site Selection and Event Planning$562,5292017-12-01
...and eight more vendors

Personnel at The Aspen Institute

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jennifer JonesVice President Finance-July 20, 2018
Namita KhasatVice President Finance and Administration / Executive Vice President Fin and Admin and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$347,226Aug. 1, 2019
███████ ██████Vice President for Policy Programs | Economic Opportunities Program / Executive Director , Economic Opportunities Program-July 2, 2017
████ ██████Executive Vice President , Institutional Advancement and Corporate Secretary / Evp: Corporate Secretary$305,568July 2, 2017
██████ ███████Vice President and Program Director | Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership / Vice President Program Director$316,393July 2, 2017
█████ █████Vice President , Public Programs / Vice President , Program Director$275,567July 2, 2017
███████ ███████Executive Director , Global Alliances Program-July 2, 2017
███ █████Research Director | Economic Opportunities Program-July 2, 2017
████████ ███████Director | Center for Urban Innovation-July 2, 2017
███████ ██ █████Chairman$0July 17, 2019
...and four more key personnel

Peer social science organizations

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3Center on Budget and Policy Priorities501(c)(3)$34 millionWashington, DC
4Pew Research Center501(c)(3)$42 millionWashington, DC
5American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences501(c)(3)$457 millionWashington, DC
6The One Campaign501(c)(3)$60 millionWashington, DC
7Cato Institute501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
8New America501(c)(3)$39 millionWashington, DC
9Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)501(c)(3)$50 millionWashington, DC
10Freedom House501(c)(3)$32 millionWashington, DC
11Atlantic Council of the United States501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
12National Opinion Research Center (NORC)501(c)(3)$187 millionChicago, IL
13Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)501(c)(3)$97 millionReston, VA
14The Milken Institute501(c)(3)$79 millionSanta Monica, CA
15The Heritage Foundation501(c)(3)$81 millionWashington, DC
16Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)501(c)(3)$65 millionNew York, NY
17National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)501(c)(3)$44 millionCambridge, MA
18The Institute of Moralogy501(c)(3)$33 millionJapan,
19Carnegie Endowment for International Peace501(c)(3)$58 millionWashington, DC
20Center for American Progress (CAP)501(c)(3)$51 millionWashington, DC
21Amideast (AMIDEAST)501(c)(3)$65 millionWashington, DC
22Nuclear Threat Initiative501(c)(3)$39 millionWashington, DC
23International Republican Institute (IRI)501(c)(3)$55 millionWashington, DC
24World Wildlife Fund (WWF)501(c)(3)$256 millionWashington, DC
25American Council on Education (ACE)501(c)(3)$32 millionWashington, DC

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