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National Math + Science Initiative

Providing the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.

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four stars

92.02

8350 North Central Expressway Suite M-2200
Dallas, TX 75206
tel: (214) 346-1200   Web Site
EIN: 11-3769438

Board Leadership
Kenneth P. Cohen
Chair

CEO
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) was formed to address one of this nation's greatest economic and intellectual threats - the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and equipped for careers in those fields. To flourish in the 21st century, the United States must continue to generate intellectual capital that can drive the economic engine of our future prosperity. American students are falling behind in the essential subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at risk. The mission of the National Math and Science Initiative is to help provide the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) was formed to address one of this nation's greatest economic and intellectual threats - the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and equipped for careers in those fields. To flourish in the 21st century, the United States must continue to generate intellectual capital that can drive the economic engine of our future prosperity. American students are falling behind in the essential subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at risk. The mission of the National Math and Science Initiative is to help provide the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.

Impact Information

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Program Name: College Readiness Program
Problem

Despite the publicity and attention focused on lack of access and achievement in STEM in the U.S., they stubbornly persist. It is estimated that in 2014, only 43% of U.S. high school graduates were ready for college-level math, and only 37% were ready for college-level science. These problems are even more pronounced for the high-need and traditionally underserved students; these students face hurdles because of policies and mindsets that limit their ability to access rigorous coursework.

Strategy

Four key elements of our strategy to execute our Theory of Change over time, are as follows: 1) enter regions with strong STEM activity and growth potential; 2) build a strong STEM human capital pipeline; 3) address school- and LEA-level barriers that inhibit our ability to scale up; and 4) enable broad adoption by sharing best practices and tools.

IF:THEN

IF If NMSI drives STEM achievement and college readiness by working within existing K-12 schools with diverse student populations,...

THEN Then more students will achieve AP math, science, and English qualifying scores, thereby increasing their college-readiness, and schools will develop strong and supportive cultures of achievement to drive student success for all.

IF If NMSI builds a strong and sustainable organization,...

THEN Then we will develop the capabilities to run more effective programs across the country.

IF If NMSI engages in national conversation about the importance of access to STEM,...

THEN Then we can influence policies that limit/discourage access to rigorous courses.
This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Math + Science Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Math + Science Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 92.02 four stars
NAF (NY) 93.92 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 97.23 four stars
The Ingenuity Project (MD) 88.10 three stars
Project Lead The Way (IN) 86.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,295,537
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,545,874
Total Contributions $26,841,411
   Program Service Revenue $9,223,860
Total Primary Revenue $36,065,271
   Other Revenue $93,628
TOTAL REVENUE $36,158,899
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,969,628
   Administrative Expenses $3,950,173
   Fundraising Expenses $2,133,403
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $41,053,204
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,894,305
   
Net Assets $44,138,546

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
College Readiness Program $28,350,605 81.1%
Uteach Program $5,502,401 15.7%
Laying the Foundation $1,116,622 3.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.50 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 87.74 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.91 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.67 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.06 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.01 four stars
2011-07 09/01/2012 90.27 four stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 90.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-07 06/01/2011 91.47 four 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 11-3769438
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVE INC
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 2007
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$444,676 1.08% Matthew Randazzo CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$340,197 0.82% Greg Fleisher President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 92.02 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 97.23 four stars
NAF (NY) 93.92 four stars
The Ingenuity Project (MD) 88.10 three stars
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Math + Science Initiative
8350 North Central Expressway
Suite M-2200
Dallas, TX 75206
tel: (214) 346-1200
EIN: 11-3769438

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Board Leadership

Kenneth P. Cohen
Chair

CEO

Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

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