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

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Advancing science. Serving society.

88.84

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

Board Leadership
Geraldine Richmond
Chair

CEO
Rush D. Holt
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.84
  Financial 92.72
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.72

Accountability & Transparency

86.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.9%
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) 88.84
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 89.50
Mind & Life Institute (MA) 89.35
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 90.08
The Rodale Institute (PA) 93.27

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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 $12,286,580
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,200,683
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,142,934
Total Contributions $36,630,197
   Program Service Revenue $56,955,434
Total Primary Revenue $93,585,631
   Other Revenue $5,372,934
TOTAL REVENUE $98,958,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $86,836,839
   Administrative Expenses $11,014,938
   Fundraising Expenses $2,786,052
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $100,637,829
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,679,264
   
Net Assets $118,992,994

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 $50,531,702 58.2%
Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs $22,365,508 25.8%
Education, Outreach, and Improving Science Literacy $5,890,003 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.84
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.51
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.66
2011-12 06/01/2013 90.42
2010-12 03/01/2012 88.32
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.68
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 83.46
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.03
2007-12 04/01/2009 87.51
2006-12 12/15/2007 87.67
2004-12 04/01/2006 84.56
2003-12 04/01/2005 83.88
2002-12 04/01/2004 93.94
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.47
2000-12 10/15/2002 96.47

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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$554,364 0.55% Alan I. Leshner Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$641,561 0.63% Beth Rosner Publisher & Director of OPMS

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.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 88.84
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 91.23
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.19
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 95.34
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 92.02

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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

Geraldine Richmond
Chair

CEO

Rush D. Holt
Chief Executive Officer

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