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National Association of Scholars

Working to foster intellectual freedom

four stars

92.11

420 Madison Avenue 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (917) 551-6770   Web Site
EIN: 11-2741490

Board Leadership
Keith Whitaker
Chairman

CEO
Peter Wyatt Wood
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.11 four stars
  Financial 98.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, National Association of Scholars (NAS) is an independent membership association of academics working to foster intellectual freedom and to sustain the tradition of reasoned scholarship and civil debate in America's colleges and universities. The NAS today is higher education's most vigilant watchdog. We stand for intellectual integrity in the curriculum, in the classroom, and across the campus - and we respond when colleges and universities fall short of the mark. We uphold the principle of individual merit and oppose racial, gender, and other group preferences. And we regard the Western intellectual heritage as the indispensable foundation of American higher education.

Founded in 1987, National Association of Scholars (NAS) is an independent membership association of academics working to foster intellectual freedom and to sustain the tradition of reasoned scholarship and civil debate in America's colleges and universities. The NAS today is higher education's most vigilant watchdog. We stand for intellectual integrity in the curriculum, in the classroom, and across the campus - and we respond when colleges and universities fall short of the mark. We uphold the principle of individual merit and oppose racial, gender, and other group preferences. And we regard the Western intellectual heritage as the indispensable foundation of American higher education.

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Financial

four stars

98.14

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 20.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Association of Scholars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Association of Scholars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Association of Scholars (NY) 92.11 four stars
ParentChild+ (NY) 94.74 four stars
EdChoice (IN) 92.02 four stars
League of Education Voters Foundation (WA) 86.82 three stars
Stand for Children Leadership Center (OR) 87.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,311,797
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $120,390
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,432,187
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,432,187
   Other Revenue $60,482
TOTAL REVENUE $1,492,669
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,205,303
   Administrative Expenses $158,309
   Fundraising Expenses $126,271
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,489,883
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,786
   
Net Assets $1,274,752

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
Journals & Reports $1,131,942 93.9%
Advocacy $73,361 6.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.11 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.75 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 75.38 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 72.37 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 73.77 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.70 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 65.16 one star
2013-12 04/01/2015 70.26 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 71.47 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.30 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.36 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.69 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.07 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 87.08 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 83.83 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 84.17 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 82.28 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 11-2741490
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOLARS
NTEE Code B40
NTEE Classification Higher Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (33) Faculty group
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOLARS
Ruling Date November, 1991
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,692 12.66% Peter Wood President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Association of Scholars (NY) 92.11 four stars
Student Leadership Network (NY) 90.07 four stars
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 86.44 three stars
Stand for Children Leadership Center (OR) 87.32 three stars
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (IL) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Association of Scholars
420 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (917) 551-6770
EIN: 11-2741490

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Board Leadership

Keith Whitaker
Chairman

CEO

Peter Wyatt Wood
President

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