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With power, risk, and opportunity concentrating in Asia, we tackle those critical issues that America’s leaders need to understand.

The National Bureau of Asian Research is an independent research institution based in Seattle and Washington, D.C. We bring world-class scholarship to bear on the evolving strategic environment in Asia through original, policy-relevant research, and we invest in our future by training the next generation of Asia specialists. Our research is conducted by a global network of specialists and tackles critical issues identified by stakeholders in anticipation of future challenges. The findings are a result of independent scholarship and do not reflect institutional perspectives. Our rigorous standards facilitate informed decision-making based on knowledge rather than ideology.

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We are the nation’s Asia policy think tank.

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We rely on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, foundations, government departments and agencies, and other institutions to help support our work. For three decades, this balanced funding has allowed NBR to produce high-caliber, policy-relevant research on U.S. relations in the Asia-Pacific and gather top leaders from policy, industry, and academia for events throughout the world.

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The Chairman’s Council is an exclusive forum for select donors to engage with leaders on a substantive level in an off-the-record context. Learn more.

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The President’s Circle is a forum for key supporters to engage with NBR president Roy Kamphausen and leading experts on U.S. affairs in Asia. Learn more.

More Ways to Give

More Ways to Give
CONTRIBUTIONS We appreciate all general contributions to support our work, and can accept gifts by check (payable to NBR and sent to NBR, 600 University Street, Suite 1012, Seattle, WA 98101) and by credit card (via PayPal).
AUTOMATIC CONTRIBUTIONS Beyond a one-time contribution, you can support NBR with a donation made automatically on an annual, quarterly, monthly, or other specified basis. Please contact [email protected] for help to set up this process
MATCHING GIFTS Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. Your matched gift provides twice the amount of support to NBR. If your company matches gifts, simply fill out your company form and send it to NBR with your gift.
IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS In-kind contributions are non-cash gifts that can be assigned a cash value for tax deduction purposes. NBR can accept some gifts in the form of an in-kind donation. For example, individuals and corporations have donated software, legal counsel, office equipment, and other items or services to NBR.
DONATION OF SECURITIES By donating securities to NBR, you may be able to avoid the capital gains tax on such a gift. For more information and instructions on donated shares, please contact [email protected].
OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES In addition to general gifts, you can designate your gift to directly support one of our three research programs (Political and Security Affairs, Energy and Environment Affairs, or Trade and Innovation), one of our four fellowship programs (Chinese Language Fellowship Program, Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship Program, Gorton Leaders Program, or Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship Program), or one of our four endowment funds (Slade Gorton Policy Center, Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asia Studies, John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, or NBR’s General Endowment).

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Financials

2017 Financials

To remain accountable to its donors, NBR is audited annually by:

Moss Adams LLP
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Seattle, WA 98104-4019

The information shown is from the audited financial statements for January 1 to December 31, 2020 and 2019.

More detailed financials are available through Guidestar.


Your contributions to The National Bureau of Asian Research are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. NBR is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is publicly supported as described in 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. NBR’s IRS identification number is 91-1444105.