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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 14.33% Michelle Wyman Executive Director

Mission

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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The National Council for Science and the Environment (DC) 59.30 one star
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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 92.15 four stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.98 three 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