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

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Advancing science. Serving society.

three stars

89.17

1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 215-1969   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196568

Board Leadership
Barbara A. Schaal
Chair

CEO
Rush D. Holt
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.17 three stars
  Financial 93.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Association for the Advancement of Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Association for the Advancement of Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.17 three stars
Global Footprint Network (CA) 87.45 three stars
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 95.34 four stars
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 89.50 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 93.39 four stars

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Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. AAAS fulfills its mission to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,809,252
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,996,782
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,517,477
Total Contributions $41,323,511
   Program Service Revenue $56,977,135
Total Primary Revenue $98,300,646
   Other Revenue $4,906,735
TOTAL REVENUE $103,207,381
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $86,329,951
   Administrative Expenses $11,794,966
   Fundraising Expenses $3,218,896
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $101,343,813
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,863,568
   
Net Assets $114,652,238

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
Science $51,165,944 59.3%
Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs $20,187,133 23.4%
Education, Outreach, and Improving Science Literacy $5,933,045 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 89.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.51 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.66 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 90.42 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 88.32 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.68 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 83.46 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.03 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 87.51 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 87.67 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 84.56 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 83.88 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 93.94 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.47 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 96.47 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 53-0196568
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
NTEE Code U03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$493,512 0.48% Rush Holt CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$552,250 0.54% Alan I. Leshner Former Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. AAAS fulfills its mission to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.17 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 93.39 four stars
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.27 three stars
Global Footprint Network (CA) 87.45 three stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 93.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 215-1969
fax: (202) 289-4950
EIN: 53-0196568

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Board Leadership

Barbara A. Schaal
Chair

CEO

Rush D. Holt
Chief Executive Officer

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