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Geological Society of America Foundation

Supporting the goals and programs of the Geological Society of America

two stars

75.21

P.O. Box 9140 3300 Penrose Place
Boulder, CO 80301
tel: (800) 472-1988   Web Site
EIN: 74-2156871

Board Leadership
A. Wesley Ward, Jr.
Chair

CEO
John W. Hess
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.21 two stars
  Financial 65.88 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Geological Society of America Foundation (GSAF) was created in December of 1980 for the purpose of securing funds for activities and programs of the Geological Society of America (GSA or Society). The GSAF staff and a volunteer Board of Trustees seek and accept supporting gifts and donations of cash and other instruments in support of GSA's greatest needs which, at present, include: Research Grants, Mentor Programs, Congressional Science Fellow, GeoCorps, Field Forums and Education and Outreach Programs.

The Geological Society of America Foundation (GSAF) was created in December of 1980 for the purpose of securing funds for activities and programs of the Geological Society of America (GSA or Society). The GSAF staff and a volunteer Board of Trustees seek and accept supporting gifts and donations of cash and other instruments in support of GSA's greatest needs which, at present, include: Research Grants, Mentor Programs, Congressional Science Fellow, GeoCorps, Field Forums and Education and Outreach Programs.

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Financial

one star

65.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
53.1%
  Administrative Expenses 33.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.64
  Program Expenses Growth -7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geological Society of America Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geological Society of America Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geological Society of America Foundation (CO) 75.21 two stars
Techbridge (GA) 85.23 three stars
Second Chance (MD) 85.43 three stars
Robert Toigo Foundation (CA) 94.48 four stars
The Trinity Forum (DC) 86.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $967,099
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $646,902
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,614,001
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,614,001
   Other Revenue $698,069
TOTAL REVENUE $2,312,070
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $880,276
   Administrative Expenses $727,571
   Fundraising Expenses $223,625
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,831,472
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $480,598
   
Net Assets $19,887,443

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
Research Grants $880,276 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 75.21 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 79.28 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 88.12 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 86.24 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 87.52 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 85.56 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 74-2156871
Name in IRS Master File GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code U36
NTEE Classification Geology
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable 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 May, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,163 3.99% John Hess President

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Charity Contact Info

Geological Society of America Foundation
P.O. Box 9140
3300 Penrose Place
Boulder, CO 80301
tel: (800) 472-1988
EIN: 74-2156871

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Board Leadership

A. Wesley Ward, Jr.
Chair

CEO

John W. Hess
President

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