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National Center for Science Education

Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science

three stars

81.29

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

Board Leadership
Kenneth R. Miller
President

CEO
Ann Reid
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.29 three stars
  Financial 78.21 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

two stars

78.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth -7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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) 81.29 three stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 90.60 four stars
American Federation for Children Growth Fund (DC) 87.65 three stars
National College Access Network (DC) 88.22 three stars
Pinellas Education Foundation (FL) 93.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $429,831
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $714,369
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,144,200
   Program Service Revenue $67,140
Total Primary Revenue $1,211,340
   Other Revenue $78,847
TOTAL REVENUE $1,290,187
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $865,294
   Administrative Expenses $278,690
   Fundraising Expenses $157,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,301,861
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,674
   
Net Assets $2,611,987

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
Outreach and Education $399,726 46.2%
Community Engagement $255,402 29.5%
Teacher Support $134,598 15.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/01/2018 81.29 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.54 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,024 12.98% Ann Reid Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Science Education (CA) 81.29 three stars
League of Education Voters Foundation (WA) 90.21 four stars
San Francisco Education Fund (CA) 95.02 four stars
Houston A+ Challenge (TX) 86.67 three stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 90.60 four 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

Kenneth R. Miller
President

CEO

Ann Reid
Executive Director

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