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The National Council for Science and the Environment

Improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making

one star

59.46

740 15th Street NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 530-5810   Web Site
EIN: 52-1700932

Board Leadership
Michael P. Carvalho
Chair

CEO
Michelle Wyman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 59.46 one star
  Financial 54.60 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 65.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

zero star

54.60

Accountability & Transparency

one star

65.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
66.1%
  Administrative Expenses 30.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 183.0%
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) 59.46 one star
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.81 three stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 93.83 four stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.98 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $62,390
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $729,569
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $791,959
   Program Service Revenue $398,216
Total Primary Revenue $1,190,175
   Other Revenue $42
TOTAL REVENUE $1,190,217
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $949,017
   Administrative Expenses $351,664
   Fundraising Expenses $92,919
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,393,600
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-203,383
   
Net Assets $-303,538

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 $419,775 44.2%
Other $266,895 28.1%
CEDD $174,420 18.4%
EnvironMentors $87,927 9.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 12.55% Michelle Wyman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Council for Science and the Environment (DC) 59.46 one star
Woodwell Climate Research Center (MA) 95.03 four stars
Mind & Life Institute (VA) 88.13 three stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.98 three stars
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 91.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The National Council for Science and the Environment
740 15th Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 530-5810
fax: (202) 628-4311
EIN: 52-1700932

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Board Leadership

Michael P. Carvalho
Chair

CEO

Michelle Wyman
Executive Director

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