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Organic Farming Research Foundation

Fostering the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.

three stars

89.44

303 Potrero Street Suite 29-203
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 426-6606   Web Site
EIN: 77-0252545

Board Leadership
Don Lareau
Chair

CEO
Brise Tencer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.44 three stars
  Financial 85.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 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

three stars

85.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Organic Farming Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Organic Farming Research Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 89.44 three stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 92.22 four stars
Competitive Enterprise Institute (DC) 86.98 three stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 87.82 three stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 92.92 four stars

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Since 1990, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has worked to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. They achieve this mission by sponsoring research related to organic farming, disseminating research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, and educating the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues. OFRF's integrated strategy of grantmaking, policy, education and networking initiatives supports organic farmers' immediate information needs while moving the public and policymakers toward greater investment in organic farming systems.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $492,449
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $74,429
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,847
Total Contributions $618,725
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $618,725
   Other Revenue $1,511
TOTAL REVENUE $620,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $535,900
   Administrative Expenses $111,418
   Fundraising Expenses $64,970
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $712,288
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,052
   
Net Assets $686,438

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
Research and Education $222,309 41.5%
Communications $186,573 34.8%
Advocacy $127,018 23.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.44 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 89.84 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 73.40 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.09 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 74.42 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 80.71 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.83 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 80.98 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.10 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 87.32 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 77.00 two stars
2005-12 06/01/2007 74.35 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 77-0252545
Name in IRS Master File ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 April, 1995
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$115,000 16.14% Brise Tencer Executive Director

Since 1990, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has worked to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. They achieve this mission by sponsoring research related to organic farming, disseminating research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, and educating the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues. OFRF's integrated strategy of grantmaking, policy, education and networking initiatives supports organic farmers' immediate information needs while moving the public and policymakers toward greater investment in organic farming systems.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 89.44 three stars
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 93.84 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 88.37 three stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 92.02 four stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 95.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Organic Farming Research Foundation
303 Potrero Street
Suite 29-203
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 426-6606
fax: (831) 426-6670
EIN: 77-0252545

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 440
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

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Board Leadership

Don Lareau
Chair

CEO

Brise Tencer
Executive Director

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