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

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Ethical Science Foundation

3 Tallow Wood Road Suite G
Clifton Park, NY 12065
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EIN: 26-6041980



On March 25, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that the Ethical Science Foundation is the subject of an investigation by the New York State Attorney General's Office, according to an article titled, "Attorney general probes nonprofit associated with NXIVM: AG seeks records of Ethical Science Foundation and doctor tied to group." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the Albany Times Union article.

  • On April 9, 2018, The Albany Times Union published an article titled, "AG suspends probe of NXIVM nonprofit." For more information, please see The Albany Times Union article.

  • On April 11, 2019, The Albany Times Union published an article titled, "NXIVM doctor who branded women is target of investigation." For more information, please see The Albany Times Union article.

This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 26-6041980
NTEE Code T22
NTEE Classification Private Independent Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status Private non-operating foundation
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 January, 2008
Filing Requirement Required to file form 990-PF
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Ethical Science Foundation
3 Tallow Wood Road
Suite G
Clifton Park, NY 12065
EIN: 26-6041980

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