Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

Long Now Foundation

Fostering long-term thinking and responsibility through diverse projects aiming to inspire, educate, and challenge our concepts of the future.

three stars

87.94

2 Marina Boulevard Fort Mason Center Building A
San Fransisco, CA 94123
tel: (415) 561-6582   Web Site
EIN: 68-0384748

Board Leadership
Katherine Fulton & Kevin Kelly
Co-Chairs

CEO
Alexander Rose
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.94 three stars
  Financial 86.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

Financial

three stars

86.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Now Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Now Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,055,866
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $499,010
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,554,876
   Program Service Revenue $701,253
Total Primary Revenue $2,256,129
   Other Revenue $1,036,776
TOTAL REVENUE $3,292,905
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,338,476
   Administrative Expenses $695,001
   Fundraising Expenses $234,402
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,267,879
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $25,026
   
Net Assets $5,752,307

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$183,051 5.60% Alexander Rose Executive Director

Mission

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

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Charity Contact Info

Long Now Foundation
2 Marina Boulevard
Fort Mason Center Building A
San Fransisco, CA 94123
tel: (415) 561-6582
fax: (415) 561-6297
EIN: 68-0384748

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 475668
San Francisco, CA 94147

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Board Leadership

Katherine Fulton & Kevin Kelly
Co-Chairs

CEO

Alexander Rose
Executive Director