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The Explorers Club

Preserving the instinct to explore.

three stars

87.66

46 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021
tel: (212) 628-8383   Web Site
EIN: 13-1866795

Board Leadership
Richard Wiese
President

CEO
Will Roseman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.66 three stars
  Financial 86.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Founded in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club actively encourages public interest through its public lectures program, publications, travel program, and other events.

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Founded in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club actively encourages public interest through its public lectures program, publications, travel program, and other events.

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Financial

three stars

86.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
70.3%
  Administrative Expenses 23.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.54
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Explorers Club on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Explorers Club on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Explorers Club (NY) 87.66 three stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 87.79 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 88.82 three stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 89.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $716,478
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,130,380
   Fundraising Events $371,536
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,218,394
   Program Service Revenue $220,804
Total Primary Revenue $2,439,198
   Other Revenue $340,745
TOTAL REVENUE $2,779,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,167,207
   Administrative Expenses $701,483
   Fundraising Expenses $118,942
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,987,632
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-207,689
   
Net Assets $9,233,757

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.66 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 82.53 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 84.46 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.50 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 84.35 three stars
2011-06 02/06/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, February 6, 2015

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for The Explorers Club on March 1, 2016 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since February 2015) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The organization is current on all 990 filings.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on The Explorers Club because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity: 

  • Charities are required to file the Form 990 (annual tax return) with the IRS annually. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. An organization can request a three month extension, which is granted automatically, upon filing Form 8868 with the IRS. An organization can file for another three month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.  
  • Charity Navigator receives the Form 990 for all charities we rate on a monthly basis directly from the IRS. The last Form 990 for this charity we received was for the 2011 tax year. We have reached out to The Explorers Club to obtain a more recent Form 990, but we have either not received a reply, or if we did receive a reply, it was an inadequate explanation as to why it hasn't filed a more recent return with the IRS. We are therefore unable to evaluate The Explorers Club and thus have issued this Donor Advisory.
2011-06 06/01/2013 75.76 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 13-1866795
Name in IRS Master File EXPLORERS CLUB
NTEE Code U03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name EXPLORERS CLUB
Ruling Date November, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,250 4.46% William J. Roseman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Explorers Club (NY) 87.66 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.14 four stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 90.85 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 88.82 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
tel: (212) 628-8383
fax: (212) 288-4449
EIN: 13-1866795

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Board Leadership

Richard Wiese
President

CEO

Will Roseman
Executive Director

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