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Geological Society of America Foundation

Supporting the goals and programs of the Geological Society of America

85.46

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 85.46
  Financial 79.67
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

79.67

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
57.6%
  Administrative Expenses 30.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.38
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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) 85.46
Public Education Foundation (TN) 89.16
Fogarty Institute for Innovation (CA) 89.10
Casa de Maryland (MD) 88.18
Mozilla Foundation (CA) 91.46

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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 $1,968,813
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $411,315
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,380,128
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,380,128
   Other Revenue $1,154,410
TOTAL REVENUE $3,534,538
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,122,579
   Administrative Expenses $568,626
   Fundraising Expenses $188,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,879,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,654,673
   
Net Assets $17,893,348

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 $1,122,579 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.46
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 88.12
2014-06 10/01/2015 86.24
2013-06 02/01/2015 87.52
2013-06 03/01/2014 85.56

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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
Not compensated -- John Hess President
Other Salaries of Note
$50,000 2.65% P. Geoffrey Feiss Former 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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Geological Society of America Foundation (CO) 85.46
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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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