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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Society for Science

Putting the power and wonder of science into everyone's hands.

92.42

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

Board Leadership
Mary Sue Coleman
Chair

CEO
Maya Ajmera
President & CEO, Publisher of Science News

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.42
  Financial 89.72
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Society for Science & the Public is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.

Society for Science & the Public is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.

Financial

89.72

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for Science (DC) 92.42
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 91.16
Mouse (NY) 89.21
FIRST (NH) 95.87
Technology Access Foundation, dba TAF (WA) 85.29

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,710,826
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $484,327
Total Contributions $20,195,153
   Program Service Revenue $4,500,920
Total Primary Revenue $24,696,073
   Other Revenue $1,499,210
TOTAL REVENUE $26,195,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,173,322
   Administrative Expenses $1,908,160
   Fundraising Expenses $1,948,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,030,298
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,835,015
   
Net Assets $82,997,123

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 $15,402,873 61.2%
Science News $7,479,934 29.7%
Outreach $2,290,515 9.1%

Ratings History
Society for Science has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 92.42
2018-12 03/01/2020 96.58
2017-12 03/01/2019 97.23
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.45
2015-12 02/01/2017 94.93
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.33
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.14
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.45
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.75
2011-12 04/01/2013 95.35
2010-12 12/01/2011 95.04
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.88
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.83
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.61
2007-12 07/01/2009 80.32
2006-12 05/01/2008 81.54
2005-12 03/01/2007 78.49
2004-12 11/01/2005 85.71

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 AND 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$385,458 1.32% Maya Ajmera President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for Science (DC) 92.42
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 91.16
FIRST (NH) 95.87
Ocean Institute (CA) 88.64
ORT America (NY) 87.44

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Mary Sue Coleman
Chair

CEO

Maya Ajmera
President & CEO, Publisher of Science News

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