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The American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Working to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, sciences, and other related technology disciplines

three stars

82.86

2305 Renard, SE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87106
tel: (505) 765-1052   Web Site
EIN: 73-1023474

Board Leadership
Dr. Twyla Baker-Demaray
Chair

CEO
Sarah Echohawk
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.86 three stars
  Financial 75.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 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

two stars

75.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Indian Science and Engineering Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Indian Science and Engineering Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) 82.86 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 92.92 four stars
Navajo Ministries (NM) 90.38 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 92.75 four stars
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.66 four stars

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The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields - as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,454,599
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $84,175
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $990,474
Total Contributions $2,529,248
   Program Service Revenue $291,786
Total Primary Revenue $2,821,034
   Other Revenue $151,088
TOTAL REVENUE $2,972,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,312,807
   Administrative Expenses $540,161
   Fundraising Expenses $177,145
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,030,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-57,991
   
Net Assets $1,132,211

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
Conference $817,265 35.3%
Scholarships $318,736 13.8%
Training & Development $247,376 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 82.86 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.76 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 73.97 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 70.73 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 69.71 one star
2012-12 12/01/2013 72.48 two stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 85.81 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 73-1023474
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1977
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, 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
$136,746 4.51% Sarah Echohawk Chief Executive Officer

The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields - as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) 82.86 three stars
Soaring Eagle (MT) 85.63 three stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 92.75 four stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 94.72 four stars
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society
2305 Renard, SE
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87106
tel: (505) 765-1052
fax: (505) 765-5608
EIN: 73-1023474

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Board Leadership

Dr. Twyla Baker-Demaray
Chair

CEO

Sarah Echohawk
Chief Executive Officer

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