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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

The National Council for Science and the Environment

Improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making

one star

59.30

1776 I Street NW Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 530-5810   Web Site
EIN: 52-1700932

Board Leadership
Valerie Luzadis
Chair

CEO
Michelle Wyman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 59.30 one star
  Financial 56.78 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 62.00 one star
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels. We engage scientists, educators, policy-makers, environmental managers, government agencies, conservationists, and business leaders. While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental issues. With a reputation for objectivity and non-partisanship, we are able to provide a neutral forum for all.

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels. We engage scientists, educators, policy-makers, environmental managers, government agencies, conservationists, and business leaders. While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental issues. With a reputation for objectivity and non-partisanship, we are able to provide a neutral forum for all.

Financial

one star

56.78

Accountability & Transparency

one star

62.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
65.0%
  Administrative Expenses 22.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 220.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Council for Science and the Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Council for Science and the Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Council for Science and the Environment (DC) 59.30 one star
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 93.29 four stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.07 three stars
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 96.45 four stars
Mote Marine Laboratory (FL) 92.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $457,447
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $486,740
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,000
Total Contributions $954,187
   Program Service Revenue $334,972
Total Primary Revenue $1,289,159
   Other Revenue $87
TOTAL REVENUE $1,289,246
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $750,540
   Administrative Expenses $243,806
   Fundraising Expenses $226,309
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,220,655
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $68,591
   
Net Assets $-247,910

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
Annual Conference $379,477 50.6%
NCSE Leaders' Alliance $371,063 49.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/01/2020 59.30 one star
2017-12 05/01/2019 59.46 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 58.24 one star
2015-12 08/01/2017 61.84 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.29 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 67.84 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.91 two stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 82.35 three 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 52-1700932
Name in IRS Master File THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
NTEE Code C20
NTEE Classification Pollution Abatement and Control Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 March, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
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
$175,000 14.33% Michelle Wyman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Council for Science and the Environment (DC) 59.30 one star
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 89.75 three stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 89.78 three stars
Woodwell Climate Research Center (MA) 95.03 four stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 90.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The National Council for Science and the Environment
1776 I Street NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 530-5810
fax: (202) 628-4311
EIN: 52-1700932

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Board Leadership

Valerie Luzadis
Chair

CEO

Michelle Wyman
Executive Director

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