Financials and Reports

The Goldwater Institute receives financial support from individuals across all 50 states. The Institute’s broad base of support ensures the independence of our research and litigation by making sure our work is not reliant on any single source of income.

Download our 2015 Annual Report (7.7 MB)

Download our 2015 IRS Form 990 (21.8 MB)

Download our 2016 Audited Financial Statements (227.6 KB)




The Goldwater Institute received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Four stars is Charity Navigator’s highest rating, recognizing that the Goldwater Institute “adheres to sector best practices,” and “executes its mission in a financially efficient way.” In announcing the 2016 rating, Charity Navigator said the Goldwater Institute “outperforms most other charities in America” and demonstrated to the public our trustworthiness.


GuideStar, a national clearinghouse for information about nonprofit organizations, recently honored the Goldwater Institute with its highest possible rating of Platinum. GuideStar has recognized the Institute’s commitment to financial trans-parency and disclosure of other information to assist donors in making better decisions about their charitable giving.




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