Disable all preview features

Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Commonweal

A health and environmental research institute

four stars

91.91

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

Board Leadership
Michael Lerner
Chairman

CEO
Oren Slozberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.91 four stars
  Financial 88.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

88.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
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) 91.91 four stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 88.61 three stars
Cancer Wellness Center (IL) 86.46 three stars
The Kidney Cancer Association (TX) 100.00 four stars
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY) 87.11 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,576,926
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,576,926
   Program Service Revenue $1,153,040
Total Primary Revenue $4,729,966
   Other Revenue $236,359
TOTAL REVENUE $4,966,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,302,385
   Administrative Expenses $622,838
   Fundraising Expenses $212,701
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,137,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $828,401
   
Net Assets $6,023,730

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 $749,905 22.7%
Commonweal Cancer Help Program $401,272 12.2%
Retreat Center $326,042 9.9%

Ratings History
Commonweal has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 91.91 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 96.66 four stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,875 3.18% Oren Slozberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Commonweal (CA) 91.91 four stars
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (NY) 87.86 three stars
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 92.93 four stars
Colon Cancer Coalition (MN) 89.39 three stars
Skin Cancer Foundation (NY) 88.61 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Michael Lerner
Chairman

CEO

Oren Slozberg
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.