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Guttmacher Institute

Good reproductive health policy starts with credible research

New York, NY   |  http://www.guttmacher.org/
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Guttmacher Institute

EIN: 13-2890727


Mission

The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development. The Institute's overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people worldwide.

Ruling year info

1977

Acting Co-CEO

Jonathan Wittenberg

Acting Co-CEO

Destiny Lopez

Main address

125 Maiden Lane 7th Floor

New York, NY 10038 USA

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Formerly known as

The Alan Guttmacher Institute, Inc.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a Corporation for Research, Policy Analysis and Public Education

EIN

13-2890727

Subject area info

Health

Population served info

Young adults

LGBTQ people

Heterosexuals

Girls

Women

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NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (E05)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

the pandemic and its significant economic and social consequences, a political environment that is increasingly hostile toward sexual and reproductive health, and a collective reckoning on racial injustices

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Research

The Guttmacher Institute is a primary source of research and policy analysis on abortion, contraception, HIV and STIs, pregnancy and teens in the United States and internationally. The Institute also brings an evidence-based perspective to key policy discussions—for example, by leading an effort to ensure that sexual and reproductive health indicators are given priority in the emerging global development agenda.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

The Guttmacher Policy Review (GPR) exemplifies the Guttmacher Institute’s goal of connecting research to policy analysis and turning both into action. Every GPR article is authored by the institute’s public policy experts, who analyze sexual and reproductive health policy making in Washington and state capitals across the country to supply readers with information critical to understanding the policy landscape and to anticipating and effecting changes. GPR articles frequently discuss both the domestic and international dimensions of an issue to shed light on how one context influences the other and make connections across a wide range of sexual and reproductive health topics, including abortion, contraception, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and maternal and child health.

The Guttmacher Institute monitors and analyzes state policy developments—including legislative, judicial and executive actions—on a broad range of issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. These resources, on such issues as access to and availability of abortion, contraceptive services and sex education, are updated regularly to provide a comprehensive picture of the state policy landscape.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

The Institute produces a wide range of resources on topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health and publishes two peer-reviewed journals, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the public policy journal Guttmacher Policy Review.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

The Guttmacher Institute engages in research and advocacy work that advances SRHR in the US and globally. Guttmachers scientific research is a source for actionable, timely, and high-quality evidence. We produce and disseminate information on the measurement of the incidence, health impact, and economic consequences of unsafe abortion. We share these skills and collaborate with partners in the US and in LMICs. Our collaborative approach with our in-country research partners centers on their full and active engagement. For country-specific studies, we partner with researchers from local institutions who serve as co-investigators and inform the research design and study tools, implement data collection, participate in analysis, and co-author articles and reports on the findings. In addition, our domestic and global policy teams advocate for protective SRHR legislation supported by Guttmachers research.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Women
Girls
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2022

98% in Charity Navigator 2024

A- in Charity Watch 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of donors that renewed their contribution with us in 2023.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of people actively subscribed to our email list.

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Communications & Publications

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of external speaking requests received by our Communications department

Number of multi-year grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Research and Advocacy Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Research and Advocacy Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Research and Advocacy Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Research and Advocacy Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meetings or briefings held with policymakers or candidates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Public Policy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of testimonies offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Communications & Publications

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Articulate and communicate the Institutes commitment to racial equity, via a publicly-facing
statement of principles and intent. Our statement is rooted in an understanding that while research
can and should be high-quality and rigorous, it is never values-neutral, and it can be deployed to
a wide range of ends. Sexual and reproductive health research has historically been used to justify
reproductive oppression and advance stigmatizing and harmful narratives about people of color in
the United States and marginalized communities around the world. The statement acknowledges
Guttmacher's role in this history and asserts our responsibility for advancing racial equity.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

3.86

Average of 2.92 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9.1

Average of 6.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28%

Average of 27% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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 Guttmacher Institute’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 -$196,100 $3,368,603 $2,520,228 $4,873,758 $11,414,665
As % of expenses -0.7% 12.2% 9.4% 18.6% 42.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$993,608 $2,502,395 $1,744,241 $4,147,317 $10,711,463
As % of expenses -3.5% 8.8% 6.3% 15.4% 38.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $11,200,365 $19,167,594 $19,340,561 $37,459,523 $32,979,466
Total revenue, % change over prior year -82.3% 71.1% 0.9% 93.7% -12.0%
Program services revenue 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 6.5% 3.9% 2.6% 1.5% 2.8%
Government grants 6.1% 5.3% 3.7% 10.6% 1.9%
All other grants and contributions 82.3% 85.6% 89.5% 79.4% 96.5%
Other revenue 4.7% 5.0% 4.0% 8.4% -1.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $27,955,214 $27,531,746 $26,897,857 $26,158,709 $27,066,745
Total expenses, % change over prior year 17.2% -1.5% -2.3% -2.7% 3.5%
Personnel 64.6% 66.7% 73.3% 68.1% 63.9%
Professional fees 18.9% 16.6% 13.6% 20.6% 22.6%
Occupancy 8.0% 6.7% 7.8% 5.9% 6.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 8.5% 10.0% 5.2% 5.4% 7.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $28,752,722 $28,397,954 $27,673,844 $26,885,150 $27,769,947
One month of savings $2,329,601 $2,294,312 $2,241,488 $2,179,892 $2,255,562
Debt principal payment $253,773 $159,265 $0 $3,525,388 $493,161
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $31,336,096 $30,851,531 $29,915,332 $32,590,430 $30,518,670

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.7 7.3 8.8 10.3 9.1
Months of cash and investments 15.9 18.2 21.7 23.4 25.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.3 6.6 7.8 10.0 14.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $13,328,785 $16,635,064 $19,630,890 $22,532,005 $20,501,810
Investments $23,750,266 $25,054,208 $28,903,131 $28,408,974 $36,984,010
Receivables $27,410,109 $15,867,789 $6,545,785 $10,620,762 $4,647,651
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $18,802,006 $19,026,682 $19,750,182 $19,461,477 $19,829,443
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 44.8% 48.2% 52.0% 54.0% 56.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.7% 15.4% 29.4% 21.7% 19.7%
Unrestricted net assets $14,458,343 $16,960,738 $18,704,979 $22,852,296 $33,563,759
Temporarily restricted net assets $44,911,036 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $4,855,238 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $49,766,274 $40,436,485 $31,941,909 $37,394,522 $27,515,392
Total net assets $64,224,617 $57,397,223 $50,646,888 $60,246,818 $61,079,151

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Acting Co-CEO

Jonathan Wittenberg

Acting Co-CEO

Destiny Lopez

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Guttmacher Institute

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Pamela Merritt

Medical Students for Choice

Term: 2021 - 2024

Ernestina Coast

London School of Economics

Michael Klein

International Solutions Group

Susan Frelich Appleton

Washington University in St. Louis

Pamela Merritt

Medical Students for Choice

Laura Phillips

Spheryx

Barbara Singhaus

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Gail Baity

Lida Coleman

Coleman, Huntoon & Brown

Jessica Pinckney Gil

Access Reproductive Justice

Benjamin Kahrl

Mugdha Mokashi

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago

Melissa Murray

NYU School of Law

Allana Welch

U.S Agency of International Development

Lilian Abracinskas

Mujer y Salud en Uruguay

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

The University of Nicosia

Wendy Bostwick

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Alex Ezeh

Drexel University

Debra Fine

Fine Capital Partners

Caroline D. Greene

VillageCare of New York

Kelli A. Murray

Fajer Saeed Ebrahim

Center for Reproductive Rights

Nozer Sheriar

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
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