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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Commonweal

A health and environmental research institute

four stars

93.02

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 93.02 four stars
  Financial 90.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

90.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Commonweal (CA) 93.02 four stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 91.63 four stars
Us TOO International (IL) 90.20 four stars
CancerCare (NY) 86.89 three stars
International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (FL) 94.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,070,838
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,070,838
   Program Service Revenue $1,266,273
Total Primary Revenue $3,337,111
   Other Revenue $125,259
TOTAL REVENUE $3,462,370
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,199,898
   Administrative Expenses $611,998
   Fundraising Expenses $222,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,034,106
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-571,736
   
Net Assets $4,338,864

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
Visual Thinking Strategies $745,893 23.3%
Other Programs $669,438 20.9%
Collaborative on Health and the Environment $427,020 13.3%

Ratings History
Commonweal has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 93.02 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 94.91 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,675 2.64% Arlene Allsman COO
Other Salaries of Note
$123,650 3.06% Oren Slozberg CSO
$120,705 2.99% Vanessa Marcotte CFO
$103,825 2.57% Elise Miller Program Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Commonweal (CA) 93.02 four stars
Horizons Community Solutions (GA) 91.45 four stars
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (MA) 97.17 four stars
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FL) 92.92 four stars
American Italian Cancer Foundation (NY) 91.63 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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