Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Science Friday Initiative

Your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science

four stars

92.22

19 West 44th Street Suite 412
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 840-2244   Web Site
EIN: 13-4252173

Board Leadership
Ira Flatow
President

CEO
Danielle Dana
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. For 25 years we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we're more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. We like to say we're brain fun, for curious people. All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public's access to science and scientific information.

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. For 25 years we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we're more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. We like to say we're brain fun, for curious people. All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public's access to science and scientific information.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.51
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Friday Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Friday Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,118,279
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $44,620
Total Contributions $1,162,899
   Program Service Revenue $828,703
Total Primary Revenue $1,991,602
   Other Revenue $38,127
TOTAL REVENUE $2,029,729
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,506,194
   Administrative Expenses $131,576
   Fundraising Expenses $326,032
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,963,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-934,073
   
Net Assets $4,231,671

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,199 4.83% Danielle Dana Executive Director

Mission

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. For 25 years we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we're more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. We like to say we're brain fun, for curious people. All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public's access to science and scientific information.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.22 four stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.89 four stars
WKNO (TN) 87.16 three stars
WTCI (TN) 86.83 three stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Science Friday Initiative
19 West 44th Street
Suite 412
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 840-2244
EIN: 13-4252173

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Board Leadership

Ira Flatow
President

CEO

Danielle Dana
Executive Director