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Cornucopia Institute Incorporated

Promoting Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming

three stars

86.09

P.O. Box 826 Viroqua, WI 54665
tel: (608) 625-2000   Web Site
EIN: 20-1075143

Board Leadership
Helen Kees
Board President

CEO
Mark Kastel
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.09 three stars
  Financial 80.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Cornucopia Institute engages in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to consumers, family farmers, and the media.

The Cornucopia Institute engages in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to consumers, family farmers, and the media.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of website pageviews
1,130,000
Number of return website visitors
285,120
Number of new website visitors
842,584
Number of petition signatures
4,183
Number of testimonies offered
4
Number of Facebook followers
61,730
Number of reports written/published
2
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.94
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cornucopia Institute Incorporated on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cornucopia Institute Incorporated on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.09 three stars
Growing Home (IL) 88.93 three stars
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 88.85 three stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 99.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $911,700
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $911,700
   Program Service Revenue $6,508
Total Primary Revenue $918,208
   Other Revenue $20,265
TOTAL REVENUE $938,473
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $551,871
   Administrative Expenses $211,242
   Fundraising Expenses $58,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $821,129
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $117,344
   
Net Assets $1,711,621

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
Education $248,109 45.0%
Research and Analysis $248,109 45.0%
Monitoring and Tracking $55,653 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.09 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 94.57 four 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 20-1075143
Name in IRS Master File CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE INCORPORATED
NTEE Code K99
NTEE Classification Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C.
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 April, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,736 13.24% Mark Kastel Co-Director
Other Salaries of Note
$27,548 3.35% Will Fantle Co-Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.09 three stars
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 88.85 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 99.02 four stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars
Growing Home (IL) 88.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cornucopia Institute Incorporated
P.O. Box 826
Viroqua, WI 54665
tel: (608) 625-2000
EIN: 20-1075143

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Board Leadership

Helen Kees
Board President

CEO

Mark Kastel
Chief Executive Officer

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