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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research (Grantmaking)

The Leakey Foundation

Promoting a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins

three stars

86.24

1003B O’Reilly Avenue San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-4646   Web Site
EIN: 95-2536475

Board Leadership
Gordon P. Getty
Chair

CEO
Sharal Camisa
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.24 three stars
  Financial 92.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. We are dedicated to funding scientific research that explores the many facets of human origins and sharing the results of this research through our innovative educational programs. Based in San Francisco, California, we are the only U.S. funding organization wholly committed to human origins research and education throughout the world.

The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. We are dedicated to funding scientific research that explores the many facets of human origins and sharing the results of this research through our innovative educational programs. Based in San Francisco, California, we are the only U.S. funding organization wholly committed to human origins research and education throughout the world.

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Financial

four stars

92.62

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.91
  Program Expenses Growth 15.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Leakey Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Leakey Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Leakey Foundation (CA) 86.24 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,972,161
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,972,161
   Program Service Revenue $55,042
Total Primary Revenue $3,027,203
   Other Revenue $2,149,378
TOTAL REVENUE $5,176,581
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,222,167
   Administrative Expenses $308,083
   Fundraising Expenses $431,354
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,961,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,214,977
   
Net Assets $29,510,107

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 $2,222,167 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 02/01/2020 86.24 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 95-2536475
Name in IRS Master File L S B LEAKEY FOUNDATION FR RESRCH TO MANS ORIGIN BEHAVIOUR & SRVIVAL
NTEE Code V21
NTEE Classification Anthropology, Sociology
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 August, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,097 4.93% Sharal Camisa Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

The Leakey Foundation
1003B O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-4646
fax: (415) 561-4647
EIN: 95-2536475

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Board Leadership

Gordon P. Getty
Chair

CEO

Sharal Camisa
Executive Director

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