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National Center for Science Education

Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science

three stars

86.65

1904 Franklin Street Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 601-7203   Web Site
EIN: 11-2656357

Board Leadership
Francisco J. Ayala
President

CEO
Ann Reid
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.65 three stars
  Financial 87.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 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

87.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.51
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Science Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Science Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Science Education (CA) 86.65 three stars
The NEA Foundation (DC) 94.66 four stars
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 90.36 four stars
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 88.95 three stars
Breakthrough Collaborative (CA) 86.14 three stars

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The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) defends the integrity of science education against ideological interference. We work with teachers, parents, scientists, journalists, and concerned citizens at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that topics like evolution and climate change are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $861,603
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $111,580
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $973,183
   Program Service Revenue $78,968
Total Primary Revenue $1,052,151
   Other Revenue $23,904
TOTAL REVENUE $1,076,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $951,741
   Administrative Expenses $225,328
   Fundraising Expenses $108,253
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,285,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-209,267
   
Net Assets $2,043,058

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
Public Information Program $382,317 40.2%
Booster Clubs $225,847 23.7%
NCSE Teacher Support $156,806 16.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 86.65 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.29 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 75.31 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 71.15 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 71.23 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 11-2656357
Name in IRS Master File THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION INC
NTEE Code U50
NTEE Classification Biological, Life Science Research
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 November, 1983
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
$155,000 12.05% Ann Reid Executive Director

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) defends the integrity of science education against ideological interference. We work with teachers, parents, scientists, journalists, and concerned citizens at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that topics like evolution and climate change are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Science Education (CA) 86.65 three stars
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education (NV) 88.66 three stars
Afterschool Alliance (DC) 92.02 four stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 89.22 three stars
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Science Education
1904 Franklin Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 601-7203
fax: (510) 788-7971
EIN: 11-2656357

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Board Leadership

Francisco J. Ayala
President

CEO

Ann Reid
Executive Director

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