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CRDF Global

Also Known As: CRDF Global
1776 Wilson Blvd. 
Suite 300
Arlington,  VA  22209


  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's December 31, 2015 Form 990.

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Chief Executive Profile

From 2011-2014, Mr. Dignam served as President and CEO of PAE, an Arlington, VA-based services and logistics company. He led the Company through the divestiture of the business from Lockheed Martin in 2011 and the identification and sale to Lindsay Goldberg, a leading private equity firm. As President and CEO, Mr. Dignam developed and executed a growth strategy that tripled the business; creating a $2 billion global mission services company with more than 15,000 employees in over 60 countries and 100 locations in the U.S. He later served as Vice Chairman of the Board for PAE and continues as an affiliate partner for Lindsay Goldberg overseeing the federal services market. Prior to his role with PAE, Mr. Dignam spent 25 years with Lockheed Martin holding a variety of leadership and executive management positions. He is known among his peers and former staff members as a creative and energetic leader. With a deep commitment to international social and economic issues, Mr. Dignam serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Corporate Council on Africa Board of Directors. Mr. Dignam is a member of the Boulder Crest Retreat Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for SGT, a federal government services provider and Sensei, a healthcare mobility software development startup.



CRDF Global's mission is to: Provide cooperative research and development (R&D) opportunities that enable scientists and engineers to address critical security, economic, education and other societal needs. Advance peace and prosperity by funding civilian research and development projects that contribute to global nonproliferation objectives. Promote the application of science and technology to economic growth through international partnerships and training that foster invention, innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology. Strengthen university research and education in science and engineering.


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Major Programs: Cooperative Grants Program, Industry Programs, Nonproliferation Programs, Centers and Institution Building Programs, Grant Assistance Program, Awards Administration, HIV/AIDS, Middle East and North Africa Programs. Services: NSF-CRDF Cooperative Programs/Science Liaison Office Proposal Review and Other Services

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Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets January 1, 2015December 31, 2015Change
Cash & Equivalent$10,270,753$12,465,331$2,194,578
Accounts Receivable$4,671,936$4,538,083($133,853)
Pledges & Grants Receivable$0$71,216$71,216
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $9,292,755$15,393,750$6,100,995
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $2,922,362$2,536,114($386,248)
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $238,203$375,369$137,166
Total Assets:$27,396,009$35,379,863$7,983,854

LiabilitiesJanuary 1, 2015December 31, 2015Change
Accounts Payable$1,693,536$2,224,193$530,657
Grants Payable$13,431,644$19,438,857$6,007,213
Deferred Revenue$613,421$2,768,605$2,155,184
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $2,658,402$2,489,772($168,630)
Total Liabilities:$18,397,003$26,921,427$8,524,424

Fund Balance:$8,999,006$8,458,436($540,570)


Basic Information

Chief Executive:Mr. Michael Dignam
Contact: Brenna Hill, MarComm Director
Telephone: 703 -526-9720
Fax: 703 -526-9721
Year Founded: 1995
Ruling Year: 1996
Fiscal Year End Date: December 31, 2015
Assets: $35,379,863
(from Dec 31, 2015 Form 990)
Income: $24,720,757
(from Dec 31, 2015 Form 990)

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