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

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Advancing Science. Serving Society.

three stars

89.15

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

Board Leadership
Steven Chu
Chair

CEO
Sudip S. Parikh
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.15 three stars
  Financial 89.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

89.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,599,372
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,681,766
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,903,418
Total Contributions $29,184,556
   Program Service Revenue $69,357,612
Total Primary Revenue $98,542,168
   Other Revenue $6,737,989
TOTAL REVENUE $105,280,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $93,170,157
   Administrative Expenses $14,057,216
   Fundraising Expenses $2,696,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $109,924,084
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,643,927
   
Net Assets $106,666,236

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$597,226 0.54% Rush D. Holt CEO, Secretary

Mission

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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Charity Contact Info

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 215-1969
fax: (202) 326-6636
EIN: 53-0196568

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Board Leadership

Steven Chu
Chair

CEO

Sudip S. Parikh
Chief Executive Officer