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

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The science behind environmental solutions

four stars

90.70

Plant Science Building 2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545
tel: (845) 677-5343   Web Site
EIN: 22-3232968

Board Leadership
Scott J. Ulm
Chair

CEO
Joshua R. Ginsberg
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.70 four stars
  Financial 86.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Gene E. Likens, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a leader in applying the ecosystem approach to some of society's most pressing problems, from the quantity and quality of freshwater resources to the health of our forests. The Institute is dedicated to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge about ecological systems. This knowledge is created through scientific research, disseminated through teaching, writing, and exhibits, and applied through participation in decision-making regarding the ecological management of natural resources and through promotion of a broader awareness about the importance of ecological relationships to human welfare.

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Gene E. Likens, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a leader in applying the ecosystem approach to some of society's most pressing problems, from the quantity and quality of freshwater resources to the health of our forests. The Institute is dedicated to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge about ecological systems. This knowledge is created through scientific research, disseminated through teaching, writing, and exhibits, and applied through participation in decision-making regarding the ecological management of natural resources and through promotion of a broader awareness about the importance of ecological relationships to human welfare.

Financial

three stars

86.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 24.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.83
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 90.70 four stars
Long Now Foundation (CA) 90.03 four stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 87.56 three stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.73 three stars
Global Footprint Network (CA) 85.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,086,059
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $403,577
   Fundraising Events $17,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,524,173
Total Contributions $11,031,209
   Program Service Revenue $144,978
Total Primary Revenue $11,176,187
   Other Revenue $2,192,676
TOTAL REVENUE $13,368,863
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,127,945
   Administrative Expenses $2,575,429
   Fundraising Expenses $346,702
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,050,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,318,787
   
Net Assets $122,102,889

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
Research $6,301,380 77.5%
Education $615,412 7.6%
Outreach $271,716 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.70 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.50 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.90 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 06/01/2015 78.08 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 83.48 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 82.24 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.08 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.28 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.18 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 79.14 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 82.63 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 71.60 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 70.83 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 79.15 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 68.53 one star
2003-06 05/01/2004 72.60 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 79.98 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 75.98 two 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 22-3232968
Name in IRS Master File CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
(149) Other instruction and training
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 June, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$303,457 2.74% Joshua Ginsberg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 90.70 four stars
Long Now Foundation (CA) 90.03 four stars
XPRIZE Foundation (CA) 88.71 three stars
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 92.61 four stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 87.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Plant Science Building
2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545
tel: (845) 677-5343
fax: (845) 677-5976
EIN: 22-3232968

Mail donations to:
Cary Institute
P.O. Box AB
Millbrook, NY 12545

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Board Leadership

Scott J. Ulm
Chair

CEO

Joshua R. Ginsberg
President

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