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    Mars Society Inc.

    Mars Society Inc.


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible

    ...11111 W 8TH AVE STE A
    Lakewood CO 80215-5516

    Lakewood CO | IRS ruling year: 1998 | EIN: 31-1585646  


    Organization Mission

    To further the exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. We will accomplish this through: Public outreach fostering Mars pioneers; worldwide support for governm ... (More)


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 85%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 32% Accountability & Finance, 50% Impact & Results, 7% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Mars Society Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Impact & Results
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Impact & Results


    Mars Society Inc. has earned a 100% for the Impact & Results beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

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    Additional Information

    Largest Programs

    Mars Society Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    The 22st Annual International Mars Society Convention brought together over 397 scientists, students, engineers, educators and space enthusiasts to discuss how to achieve human exploration and settlem ... (More)


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    Mars Desert Research Station season was held from December 2019 - May 2020 at Mars Analogue site outside of Hanksville UT. Crews of Mars enthusiasts, students, scientists and volunteers spent 2 or 33  ... (More)


    Spent in most recent FY


    Percent of program expenses

    The University Rover Challenge is held each year near Hanksville, UT to challenge teams of students to design the next Mars Rover. The teams spend months on the design and fabrication of a vehicle tha ... (More)

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