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Society for Science & the Public

Inform. Educate. Inspire.

four stars

94.93

1719 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-2255   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196483

Board Leadership
H. Robert Horvitz
Chair

CEO
Maya Ajmera
Chief Executive Officer, President and Publisher

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.93 four stars
  Financial 93.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire. The Society is proud to continue to convey the world of science to our global community. Educating and informing students, parents, teachers and the greater community about the evolving and influential world of science, we inspire the endless possibilities they have to offer.

Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire. The Society is proud to continue to convey the world of science to our global community. Educating and informing students, parents, teachers and the greater community about the evolving and influential world of science, we inspire the endless possibilities they have to offer.

Financial

four stars

93.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.06
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for Science & the Public on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for Science & the Public on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 94.93 four stars
Project Lead The Way (IN) 86.33 three stars
MIND Research Institute (CA) 85.25 three stars
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 87.74 three stars
Ocean Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,391,897
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,025
Total Contributions $12,472,922
   Program Service Revenue $5,068,533
Total Primary Revenue $17,541,455
   Other Revenue $1,015,547
TOTAL REVENUE $18,557,002
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $20,123,244
   Administrative Expenses $944,375
   Fundraising Expenses $1,016,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,084,503
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,527,501
   
Net Assets $65,004,368

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Science Education Programs $12,879,410 62.8%
Science News $6,465,227 31.5%
Outreach $1,150,383 5.6%

Ratings History
Society for Science & the Public has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 94.93 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.14 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.45 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.75 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 95.35 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 95.04 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.83 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.61 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 80.32 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 81.54 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 78.49 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 85.71 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 53-0196483
Name in IRS Master File SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC
NTEE Code U03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1922
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$278,660 1.26% Maya Ajmera President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 94.93 four stars
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 96.39 four stars
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 87.77 three stars
NAF (NY) 92.07 four stars
FIRST (NH) 95.40 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Society for Science & the Public
1719 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-2255
EIN: 53-0196483

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Board Leadership

H. Robert Horvitz
Chair

CEO

Maya Ajmera
Chief Executive Officer, President and Publisher

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