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Commonweal

A health and environmental research institute

four stars

93.77

P.O. Box 316 Bolinas, CA 94924
tel: (415) 868-0970   Web Site
EIN: 94-2366094

Board Leadership
Michael Lerner
President

CEO
Arlene Allsman
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.77 four stars
  Financial 91.20 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Commonweal on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Commonweal on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Commonweal (CA) 93.77 four stars
Kidney Cancer Association (IL) 91.36 four stars
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (CA) 99.04 four stars
Us TOO International (IL) 91.90 four stars
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 91.95 four stars

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Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. Founded in 1976, Commonweal conducts programs that contribute to human and ecosystem health- to a safer world for people and for all life. The specific and primary purpose of this corporation is to engage in educational, charitable, and research activities which contribute to the health of individuals, to public health, and to the health of the global environment.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,491,259
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,440
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,526,699
   Program Service Revenue $698,463
Total Primary Revenue $3,225,162
   Other Revenue $47,644
TOTAL REVENUE $3,272,806
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,073,637
   Administrative Expenses $508,393
   Fundraising Expenses $233,317
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,815,347
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-542,541
   
Net Assets $4,508,295

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
Institute for the Study of Health & Illness $589,419 19.2%
Collaborative on Health and the Environment $416,935 13.6%

Ratings History
Commonweal has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 93.77 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.96 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 95.70 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.85 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.52 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.13 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 96.96 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 99.09 four stars
2010-06 07/01/2012 75.95 two 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 94-2366094
Name in IRS Master File COMMONWEAL
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(154) Health clinic
(31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
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 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 October, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$103,551 2.71% Arlene Allsman Chief Operating Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$150,414 3.94% Rachel Remen Program Director
$116,449 3.05% Vanessa Marcotte Chief Financial Officer

Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. Founded in 1976, Commonweal conducts programs that contribute to human and ecosystem health- to a safer world for people and for all life. The specific and primary purpose of this corporation is to engage in educational, charitable, and research activities which contribute to the health of individuals, to public health, and to the health of the global environment.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Commonweal (CA) 93.77 four stars
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (CA) 99.04 four stars
Cancer Wellness Center (IL) 93.48 four stars
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (VA) 89.39 three stars
Colon Cancer Alliance (DC) 94.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Commonweal
P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
tel: (415) 868-0970
fax: (415) 868-2230
EIN: 94-2366094

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Board Leadership

Michael Lerner
President

CEO

Arlene Allsman
Managing Director

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