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Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services

Education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow organic

85.07

PO Box 339 Spring Valley, WI 54767
tel: (888) 551-4769   Web Site
EIN: 39-1824623

Board Leadership
Sylvia Burgos Toftness
President

CEO
Linda Halley
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.07
  Financial 79.28
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

79.28

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 85.07
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 86.55
California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CA) 86.28

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The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to promote farmers' success in organic production. Our flagship event, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, is recognized as the country's premier event about organic and sustainable farming. It's also the country's largest organic conference, drawing more than 3,500 participants from around the U.S. and the world. Through the MOSES Conference and the rest of our work, we ensure not only that there are skilled farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food and products, but also that farm policies favor an organic and sustainable system of agriculture.

Our mission is: MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $615,478
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,555
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $618,033
   Program Service Revenue $683,246
Total Primary Revenue $1,301,279
   Other Revenue $23,716
TOTAL REVENUE $1,324,995
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $973,903
   Administrative Expenses $198,809
   Fundraising Expenses $32,666
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,205,378
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $119,617
   
Net Assets $523,089

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
Organic Farming Conference $769,123 79.0%
"Grow Organic" Program $192,280 19.7%
Grants $12,500 1.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 08/01/2016 85.07
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.36
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 88.03
2013-08 11/01/2014 87.50
2012-08 02/01/2014 92.37

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1824623
Name in IRS Master File MIDWEST ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION SERVICES INC
NTEE Code E11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 February, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,259 6.24% Faye Jones Executive Director

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to promote farmers' success in organic production. Our flagship event, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, is recognized as the country's premier event about organic and sustainable farming. It's also the country's largest organic conference, drawing more than 3,500 participants from around the U.S. and the world. Through the MOSES Conference and the rest of our work, we ensure not only that there are skilled farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food and products, but also that farm policies favor an organic and sustainable system of agriculture.

Our mission is: MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 85.07
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 86.55
California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CA) 86.28

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Charity Contact Info

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services
PO Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767
tel: (888) 551-4769
fax: (715) 778-5773
EIN: 39-1824623

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Board Leadership

Sylvia Burgos Toftness
President

CEO

Linda Halley
Interim Executive Director

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