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American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Committed to supporting the educational and professional development of Indigenous North Americans in STEM.

four stars

91.35

4263 Montgomery Boulevard NE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87109
tel: (505) 765-1052   Web Site
EIN: 73-1023474

Board Leadership
Gary Burnette
Board Chair

CEO
Sarah EchoHawk
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35 four stars
  Financial 87.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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. Founded in 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.

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. Founded in 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of paid participants in conferences
1,916
Number of competition winners declared
7
Number of clients placed in internships
9
Number of competition entrants
92
Number of unique website visitors
102,095
Total number of organization members
4,800
Number of conference attendees
1,916
Number of list subscribers
16,158
Number of Facebook followers
12,326
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 18.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Indian Science and Engineering Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Indian Science and Engineering Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Magazine survey
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
The development of the Tribal Nations Advisory Council (TNAC) is an example change at AISES The primary role of the TNAC is to advise AISES on issues of relevance and importance to Tribal Nations In addition, the TNAC also works to assist AISES in creating opportunities for Tribal Nations and their citizens and to support the AISES' mission of substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America in STEM TNAC has been instrumental in the development of three tribal chapters which are brand new growth areas that are designed to bring AISES programs and services directly into tribal communities and prepare the next generation of Indigenous dreamers to succeed in life
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) 91.35 four stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 97.32 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.37 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 96.46 four stars
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 94.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,010,816
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $109,602
   Fundraising Events $14,809
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,201,107
Total Contributions $4,336,334
   Program Service Revenue $544,860
Total Primary Revenue $4,881,194
   Other Revenue $128,817
TOTAL REVENUE $5,010,011
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,861,008
   Administrative Expenses $409,928
   Fundraising Expenses $429,294
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,700,230
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $309,781
   
Net Assets $1,505,583

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 $1,105,490 28.6%
Pre College Programs $855,838 22.2%
Scholarships $556,931 14.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 91.35 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.30 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.99 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.05 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,976 3.95% Sarah Echohawk Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (NM) 91.35 four stars
Native American Rights Fund (CO) 86.37 three stars
Native American Heritage Association (SD) 96.46 four stars
First Nations Development Institute (CO) 94.71 four stars
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program (UT) 97.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
4263 Montgomery Boulevard NE
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87109
tel: (505) 765-1052
fax: (505) 765-5608
EIN: 73-1023474

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Board Leadership

Gary Burnette
Board Chair

CEO

Sarah EchoHawk
Chief Executive Officer

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