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Education : Education Policy and Reform

National Center for Science Education

Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science

two stars

77.45

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

Board Leadership
Kenneth Miller
President

CEO
Ann Reid
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.45 two stars
  Financial 74.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

74.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
65.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.16
  Program Expenses Growth -6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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) 77.45 two stars
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (KY) 90.86 four stars
Campaign for College Opportunity (CA) 86.56 three stars
EdChoice (IN) 92.71 four stars
Healthy Schools Campaign (IL) 86.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,504,149
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,504,149
   Program Service Revenue $2,975
Total Primary Revenue $1,507,124
   Other Revenue $152,959
TOTAL REVENUE $1,660,083
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $779,413
   Administrative Expenses $272,268
   Fundraising Expenses $242,318
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,293,999
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $366,084
   
Net Assets $2,781,291

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
Communications $237,440 30.5%
Breaking Down Barriers Program $201,799 25.9%
Teacher Support $169,200 21.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 77.45 two stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,708 13.42% Ann Reid Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Science Education (CA) 77.45 two stars
Illinois Network of Charter Schools (IL) 90.89 four stars
Afterschool Alliance (DC) 91.45 four stars
Teach Plus Incorporated (MA) 87.51 three stars
Student Leadership Network (NY) 89.68 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

Kenneth Miller
President

CEO

Ann Reid
Executive Director

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