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David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education

Healing traumatic stress and raising performance in underserved populations

four stars

93.88

228 E. 45th Street 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 644-9880   Web Site
EIN: 83-0436453

Board Leadership
David Lynch
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Bob Roth
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.88 four stars
  Financial 91.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The David Lynch Foundation, established in 2005, helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations, through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve health, cognitive capabilities, and performance in life. The Foundation has helped to bring TM to more than one million children and adults around the world. We focus our efforts on students; veterans; and survivors of violence and abuse. In addition, we fund university and medical school research to assess the effects of the TM program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress, and diabetes. The effectiveness of our programs has been researched and endorsed by leading medical schools and government agencies, including Harvard Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health.

The David Lynch Foundation, established in 2005, helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations, through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve health, cognitive capabilities, and performance in life. The Foundation has helped to bring TM to more than one million children and adults around the world. We focus our efforts on students; veterans; and survivors of violence and abuse. In addition, we fund university and medical school research to assess the effects of the TM program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress, and diabetes. The effectiveness of our programs has been researched and endorsed by leading medical schools and government agencies, including Harvard Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health.

Financial

four stars

91.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 93.88 four stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 96.46 four stars
Junior Achievement of Georgia (GA) 98.18 four stars
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (OK) 94.26 four stars
National Archery in the Schools Program (WI) 87.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,608,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $26,909
   Fundraising Events $652,253
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $160,000
Total Contributions $11,447,289
   Program Service Revenue $1,182,596
Total Primary Revenue $12,629,885
   Other Revenue $-210,374
TOTAL REVENUE $12,419,511
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,971,135
   Administrative Expenses $1,079,051
   Fundraising Expenses $1,478,469
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,528,655
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-109,144
   
Net Assets $8,741,665

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
Education Programs $3,686,211 37.0%
David Lynch Foundation Live $2,087,891 20.9%
Resilient Warrior Program $603,415 6.1%

Ratings History
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 93.88 four stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 92.27 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.77 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.14 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.00 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 82.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 80.07 three stars
2015-06 03/01/2016 78.80 two stars
2014-06 05/01/2015 81.37 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 83-0436453
Name in IRS Master File DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION FOR CONSCIOUSNESS-BASED EDUCATION AND
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 December, 2015
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,903 2.36% Robert Roth President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 93.88 four stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 96.46 four stars
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (WI) 88.14 three stars
Junior Achievement of New York (NY) 88.09 three stars
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 88.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education
228 E. 45th Street
15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 644-9880
EIN: 83-0436453

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Board Leadership

David Lynch
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Bob Roth
Chief Executive Officer

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