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Also Known As: IPP

20 E Market St 
Iowa City, IA 52245

Mission and Programs


The mission of the Iowa Policy Project is to promote public policy that fosters economic opportunity while safeguarding the health and well-being of Iowa's people and environment. By providing a foundation of fact-based, objective research and engaging the public in an informed discussion of policy alternatives, IPP advances accountable, effective and fair government.


Program:Policy research and analysis.
Budget: NaN
Population Served: General/Unspecified

Program Description:

Iowa Policy Project reports cover three primary research areas including taxes and budgets, jobs and economic opportunity, and energy and environment.


  • W05 (Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis)

Chief Executive Profile

Mike covered local, state and federal policy issues in a 21-year news career in Iowa and Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Iowa. He served three terms on the West Branch Community School Board, 2006-17. In 2001, Mike became IPP’s first full-time employee, editing reports and coordinating communications. In July 2013 he became executive director, supervising staff, assuring strong research and financial integrity, raising funds and interacting with the Board of Directors. Mike also coordinates IPP efforts to promote public understanding of federal policy impacts on Iowans.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

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 July 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Cash & Equivalent$128,078$56,592($71,486)
Accounts Receivable$0$0$0
Pledges & Grants Receivable$0$0$0
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. $0$0$0
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). $3,550$2,839($711)
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $0$0$0
Total Assets:$131,628$59,431($72,197)

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Accounts Payable$612$2,395$1,783
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$0$0
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 $0$0$0
Total Liabilities:$612$2,395$1,783

Fund Balance:$131,016$57,036($73,980)

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2016 Form 990.


Mr.  Michael  Owen 


Mr. Nathan Shepherd, Office Manager


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Year Founded: Information not available
Ruling Year:2001
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2016
Assets: $59,431
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $200,803
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
No. of Employees:4

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