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The Brookings Institution

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The Brookings Institution is a social advocacy organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1939. As of 2017 they had $112 million in revenue and $525 million in assets.

The brookings institution (brookings) is a private, non-profit, independent public policy research organization. Brookings's mission is to conduct high-quality independent research and, based on that research, to advance innovative, practical recommen...

Washington, DC
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services

Form 990s for The Brookings Institution

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-06Jun 14, 2018990 PDF
2016-06Aug 1, 2017990 PDF
2015-06Jul 14, 2016990 PDF
2014-06Feb 18, 2015990 PDF
2013-06Apr 8, 2014990 PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Brookings Institution


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising event contributions$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$839,245
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$96,004,401
Non-cash contributions$481,100
Program services$419,585
Investment income and dividends$3,726,411
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$215,449
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$8,300,569
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,111,592
Miscellaneous revenues$2,277,314
Total revenues$112,894,566


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$0
Grants to individuals in USA$332,000
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$391,614
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$5,008,949
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$36,341,721
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$4,439,718
Other employee benefits$10,424,366
Payroll taxes$3,063,699
Management fees$0
Legal fees$132,191
Accounting fees$219,914
Lobbying fees$0
Pro. fundraising fees$7,875
Investment mgmt fees$2,360,454
Other fee-for-service$12,281,305
Advertising and promotion$429,561
Office expenses$1,770,976
Information tech. expenses$2,908,453
Royalty expenses$0
Public official travel and entertainment$728
Conferences, meetings, etc.$2,464,788
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$4,978,233
All other expenses$5,076,903
Total expenses$100,059,312


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$20,812,912
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$29,612,697
Pledges and grants receivable$94,966,119
Accounts receivable$1,897,545
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$255,785
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$1,766,825
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$34,924,336
Investments, publicly traded securities$71,426,597
Investments, other securities$268,282,217
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$1,266,236
Total assets$525,211,269


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$7,826,011
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$230,902
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$46,882,619
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$3,789,729
Total liabilities$58,729,261

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$217,934,397
Temporarily restricted net assets$159,854,775
Permanently restricted net assets$88,692,836

Performance indicators

Total margin11%
Working capital$141,254,970
Current assets$149,311,883
Current liabilities$8,056,913
Days cash on hand183 days
Acid test liquidity ratio18.28

Vendors for The Brookings Institution

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2019-02-26
██████████Fundraising software2019-02-14
█████████Content management system software2019-02-14
███ ██ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2018-12-05
█████████ ███Global Management Consulting and Technology Service$845,0062017-06-01
█████ ███████████Digital Publishing Designers Researche$1,026,9422017-06-01
███ ██████ ███It Computer Hardware Software and Maintenance$882,0272017-06-01
██████ ████████ ██████████Non Profit Provide Solutions for A Globa$896,4742017-06-01
...and 13 more vendors

Personnel at The Brookings Institution

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Steven J BennettSecretary From 06 and 2017 , Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$332,286June 30, 2017
█████ ███████Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$214,882Jan. 8, 2019
████████ ██████Chief of Staff-Jan. 8, 2019
██████████ ██████Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer-Jan. 8, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President and Director of Global / Vice President and Director - Global Economy and Development$332,202June 30, 2017
███ ██████ ███████Vice President , General Counsel , and Interim Chief Operating Officer / Vice President and General Counsel-Jan. 27, 2018
███ █████Executive Vice President$388,843Jan. 8, 2019
███ ███Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program-Jan. 8, 2019
███ ███ ██████Vice President and Director , Metropolitan Policy$286,024June 30, 2017
█████ █████Vice President and Director - Foreign Policy$297,209Jan. 8, 2019
...and 26 more key personnel

Peer social advocacy organizations

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5The Milken Institute501(c)(3)$79 millionSanta Monica, CA
6National Opinion Research Center (NORC)501(c)(3)$187 millionChicago, IL
7Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)501(c)(3)$65 millionNew York, NY
8National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)501(c)(3)$40 millionCambridge, MA
9Carleton University501(c)(3)$468 millionCanada,
10FSG501(c)(3)$29 millionBoston, MA
11Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)501(c)(3)$297 millionLos Angeles, CA
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14American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)501(c)(3)$75 millionWashington, DC
15The One Campaign501(c)(3)$60 millionWashington, DC
16International Republican Institute (IRI)501(c)(3)$55 millionWashington, DC
17Cato Institute501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
18New America501(c)(3)$39 millionWashington, DC
19Center for American Progress (CAP)501(c)(3)$40 millionWashington, DC
20Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN)501(c)(3)$69 millionWashington, DC
21Americans for Prosperity (AFP)501(c)(4)$57 millionArlington, VA
22U S Green Building Council (USGBC)501(c)(3)$41 millionWashington, DC
23Heritage Foundation501(c)(3)$82 millionWashington, DC
24Pact Inc501(c)(3)$116 millionWashington, DC
25American Council on Education (ACE)501(c)(3)$32 millionWashington, DC

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