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National Math + Science Initiative

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

four stars

93.91

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

Board Leadership
Shirley Malcom
Chair

CEO
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students enrolled
75,756
Number of AP Math, Science and English qualifying scores
22,636
Number of new programs/program sites
153
Average number of dollars received per donor
37,470
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
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) 93.91 four stars
NAF (NY) 94.72 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 96.58 four stars
ORT America (NY) 90.71 four stars
FIRST (NH) 94.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,605,824
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,306,642
Total Contributions $24,912,466
   Program Service Revenue $10,102,353
Total Primary Revenue $35,014,819
   Other Revenue $233,824
TOTAL REVENUE $35,248,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,235,129
   Administrative Expenses $4,897,229
   Fundraising Expenses $1,974,944
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,107,302
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-10,858,659
   
Net Assets $33,564,619

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 $32,989,677 84.1%
Uteach Program $5,709,483 14.5%
Laying the Foundation $535,969 1.4%

Ratings History
National Math + Science Initiative has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 93.91 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$269,508 0.58% Bernard Harris Jr. CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$250,769 0.54% Matthew Randazzo Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 93.91 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 96.58 four stars
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 96.19 four stars
The Ingenuity Project (MD) 88.10 three stars
NAF (NY) 94.72 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

Shirley Malcom
Chair

CEO

Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

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