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The Independent Institute Wins 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Third Year


     
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For the third year in a row, Charity Navigator, the premier evaluator of public charities, has awarded The Independent Institute its highest 4-Star Rating, above virtually all other think tanks. The rating is based on a weighted assessment of organizational efficiency (fundraising efficiency, fundraising expenses, program expenses, and administration expenses) and capacity (average annual growth of primary revenue, average annual growth of program expenses, and working capital ratio).

Here is a comparative sampling of public policy and advocacy organizations as of September 12, 2006.

Organization
Overall Rating
(70 max)
Star Rating
The Independent Institute 67.44 ****
Carnegie Institution 65.54 ****
Electronic Frontier Foundation 65.42 ****
ACLU Foundation 65.39 ****
National Immigration Forum 62.42 ****
Institute for Justice 61.65 ****
People for the American Way Foundation 61.56 ****
Public Citizen Foundation 61.37 ****
Earthwatch Institute 60.99 ****
American Council on Science and Health 60.22 ****
Brookings Institution 59.55 ***
Committee for Economic Development 58.65 ***
The Alan Guttmacher Institute 58.51 ***
American Enterprise Institute 58.21 ***
Feminist Majority Foundation 57.72 ***
Rand Corporation 57.70 ***
Young America's Foundation 57.56 ***
NAACP 56.75 ***
World Resources Institute 56.72 ***
The Aspen Institute 56.05 ***
American Association for the Advancement of Science 54.56 ***
Resources for the Future 53.89 ***
The Heritage Foundation 53.27 ***
Cato Institute 52.64 ***
Acton Institute 52.07 ***
Hillsdale College 51.61 ***
Economic Policy Institute 51.20 ***
Institute for International Economics 51.10 ***
Institute for Policy Studies 50.41 ***
Ludwig Von Mises Institute 50.28 ***
Family Research Council 50.09 ***
Hudson Institute 49.85 **
National Center for Policy Analysis 49.82 **
Santa Fe Institute 49.81 **
Pacific Legal Foundation 48.86 **
Woodrow Wilson International Center 46.87 **
Competitive Enterprise Institute 46.59 **
Leadership Institute 44.01 **
Pacific Research Institute 43.84 **
Ayn Rand Institute 43.76 **
Mercatus Center 43.45 **
Population Institute 42.14 **
Foundation for Economic Education 40.67 **
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 40.19 **
Citizens Against Government Waste 39.68 *
George C. Marshall Institute 38.73 *
Center for Science in the Public Interest 38.28 *
Media Research Center 38.13 *
Reason Foundation 37.76 *
Ethics and Public Policy Center 37.45 *
Simon Wiesenthal Center 37.01 *
League of Women Voters Education Fund 35.68 *
Legal Momentum 34.42 *
Mountain States Legal Foundation 28.18 *






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