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Geological Society of America Foundation

Supporting the goals and programs of the Geological Society of America

two stars

79.28

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

Board Leadership
Margaret Eggers
Chair

CEO
John W. Hess
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.28 two stars
  Financial 71.56 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

71.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
56.7%
  Administrative Expenses 30.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.07
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
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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Geological Society of America Foundation (CO) 79.28 two stars
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MassBioEd (MA) 87.94 three stars
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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,443,257
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $642,871
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,086,128
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,086,128
   Other Revenue $714,579
TOTAL REVENUE $3,800,707
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,077,228
   Administrative Expenses $663,657
   Fundraising Expenses $348,273
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,089,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,711,549
   
Net Assets $18,188,151

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 $1,077,228 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$61,256 2.93% John Hess President

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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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Margaret Eggers
Chair

CEO

John W. Hess
President

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