Financial Information

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization located in Washington, DC. CSIS provides strategic insights and solutions to decisionmakers, and relies upon your support to help us fulfill our vision of a more secure and prosperous future.

Ideas matter. Stability and prosperity are not natural conditions, but the results of sound policies and more effective government institutions.

Our mission at CSIS is to promote and generate practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.

Since 1962, CSIS has been a proven source of thoughtful, innovative, and balanced solutions to the most complex foreign policy and national security challenges of our time.

Our staff of more than 250 full-time employees, large network of affiliated scholars, and world-class Board of Trustees share a common purpose to build a better, safer, more prosperous world.

Our work would not be possible without the support we receive from individuals, private foundations, corporations, and government agencies. We invite you to support CSIS as we help our world navigate toward a more peaceful and secure future.

Your support means you will have a positive impact on Washington and the world.

Percentages listed below are drawn from the audited financial statements from the fiscal year ending:

September 30, 2021:

Operating Revenue: $43.9 Million*

  • Corporate Grants & Contributions: 30%
  • Foundation Grants: 23%
  • Government: 31%
  • Individual Contributions: 12%
  • Endowment Draw: 3%
  • Other Revenue: 1%

*Operating revenue does not include endowment or capital gifts

Operating Expenses: $42.1 Million

  • Program Expenses: 66%
  • Management & General Expenses: 27%**
  • Development: 7%

**Operating expenses exclude building depreciation and capital campaign expenses

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