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World Science Festival

Rethink Science.

two stars

73.47

475 Riverside Drive Suite 950
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 348-1400   Web Site
EIN: 43-2095418

Board Leadership
Brian Greene
Chairman

CEO
Judith Cox
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.47 two stars
  Financial 93.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

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Financial

four stars

93.81

Accountability & Transparency

one star

63.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Science Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Science Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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World Science Festival (NY) 73.47 two stars
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Spoleto Festival USA (SC) 86.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,971,981
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $436,879
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,100
Total Contributions $4,425,960
   Program Service Revenue $449,380
Total Primary Revenue $4,875,340
   Other Revenue $6,556
TOTAL REVENUE $4,881,896
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,924,205
   Administrative Expenses $750,916
   Fundraising Expenses $563,388
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,238,509
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,356,613
   
Net Assets $7,564,976

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 73.47 two stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 75.87 two stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 75.70 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 75.26 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 75.69 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 75.49 two 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 43-2095418
Name in IRS Master File WORLD SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code U20
NTEE Classification Science, General
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, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,000 3.44% Tracy Day CEO

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World Science Festival (NY) 73.47 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

World Science Festival
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 950
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 348-1400
fax: (212) 280-1601
EIN: 43-2095418

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Board Leadership

Brian Greene
Chairman

CEO

Judith Cox
President

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