Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

We work to create fair, sustainable and just food & agriculture systems

aka IATP   |   Minneapolis, MN   |
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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

EIN: 36-3501938


Mission: IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. Vision: IATP envisions agriculture, trade and food systems that are good for people, farmers and food system workers, ecosystems, and social justice globally. Values: IATP is guided by values of economic and racial justice, environmental sustainability and resilience, and strong democratic institutions.

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Principal Officer

Sophia Murphy PhD

Main address

1700 Second Street NE Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN 55413 USA

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Subject area info

Climate change


Community food systems

Rural development

Human rights

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Population served info

Low-income people


NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (K05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The corporate global model of intensive, export oriented agriculture, has led to the loss of family farms, environmental destruction, and unsafe food being sold around the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

IATP Programs Overview

The climate crisis is deeply affecting farmers, rural communities and our food system. IATP has worked intensively over the last decade at the intersection of climate and agriculture policy. We are advocating for a policy framework that supports farmers and rural communities in a just transition toward climate-resilient, regenerative agriculture systems that effectively respond to the climate crisis.

IATP’s long-term goal is to transform the negotiation and implementation of trade deals to make them more democratic and transparent, while supporting family farmers, rural communities and strong action to protect the planet. IATP works closely with U.S. and international partners to oppose the expansion of harmful trade deals, while advancing alternative, fair trade policies.

IATP seeks to build vibrant community-based food systems that give all people access to sufficient, safe, culturally appropriate and nutritious food while also developing local food supply chains that allow small to mid-scale farmers to access a variety of new markets. Through this program IATP is helping revitalize local economies, give farmers stable and predictable income through the buying power of institutions, like school districts and hospitals, and get fresh and healthy local food to students and communities.

IATP continues to build on our decades-long history of fighting against the harms of the exploitive factory farm system. Large-scale, industrial animal agriculture systems are causing enormous harm to independent family farmers and workers, rural communities, our water and air, and our health. We work in coalition with partners to hold the industrial livestock sector accountable to climate, food safety and human rights standards.

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Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To create a policy environment that supports agroecological practices.

1. Original Research and Analysis

2. Communication to policymakers and the public

3. Convening and participating in coalition with like-minded organizations.

We have a world class staff and board who are well-respected experts in their fields.

We are extensively networked with like-minded organizations around the world.

We make use of technology and are in front of communications trends.

We have a well-demonstrated track record of achievement in our areas of focus.

IATP has a 30 year history of accomplishment which is too numerous to list here, but evident by visiting our website at


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 2021 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.40 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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 must also 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.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$389,473 $268,048 -$132,706 $160,602 $463,152
As % of expenses -20.5% 15.9% -9.2% 10.2% 25.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$400,410 $250,076 -$153,824 $139,409 $439,684
As % of expenses -20.9% 14.7% -10.5% 8.8% 23.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,120,045 $813,375 $1,121,533 $1,549,281 $2,856,674
Total revenue, % change over prior year -32.7% -27.4% 37.9% 38.1% 84.4%
Program services revenue 16.6% 3.1% 0.7% 1.1% 0.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.6% 1.2% 0.8% 0.6% 0.4%
Government grants 0.0% 5.9% 19.5% 17.6% 3.2%
All other grants and contributions 81.3% 89.8% 79.0% 77.1% 75.6%
Other revenue 1.5% 0.0% 0.1% 3.6% 20.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,903,419 $1,686,860 $1,438,214 $1,569,395 $1,826,604
Total expenses, % change over prior year 7.0% -11.4% -14.7% 9.1% 16.4%
Personnel 69.4% 75.3% 78.0% 75.0% 71.1%
Professional fees 17.2% 12.7% 10.2% 12.0% 12.4%
Occupancy 2.7% 3.0% 3.6% 3.1% 4.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 2.7% 4.9% 1.5%
All other expenses 10.7% 9.0% 5.4% 5.1% 10.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,914,356 $1,704,832 $1,459,332 $1,590,588 $1,850,072
One month of savings $158,618 $140,572 $119,851 $130,783 $152,217
Debt principal payment $20,997 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $19,546 $0 $0 $0 $96,135
Total full costs (estimated) $2,113,517 $1,845,404 $1,579,183 $1,721,371 $2,098,424

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.2 3.7 1.9 3.8 3.9
Months of cash and investments 11.5 9.2 8.1 10.4 11.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.4 5.6 5.4 6.0 7.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $354,587 $518,757 $229,148 $501,813 $595,926
Investments $1,464,605 $768,826 $741,329 $855,750 $1,119,521
Receivables $365,262 $184,872 $342,672 $151,635 $646,063
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $520,310 $519,133 $462,186 $468,863 $267,919
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 70.7% 72.5% 70.9% 71.5% 23.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.0% 4.6% 7.3% 14.1% 17.5%
Unrestricted net assets $683,777 $933,853 $780,029 $919,438 $1,359,122
Temporarily restricted net assets $807,569 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $991,638 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,799,207 $763,068 $655,179 $579,268 $1,004,141
Total net assets $2,482,984 $1,696,921 $1,435,208 $1,498,706 $2,363,263

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Sophia Murphy PhD

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
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Board chair

Pat Mooney

Nick Levendofsky

Jay Strohmaier

Marie Clarke

Sagari Ramdas

Rose Williams

Constance Carlson

Sarah Goldman

Herschelle Milford

Board leadership practices

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    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes

Organizational demographics

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