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

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The science behind environmental solutions

four stars

94.01

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 94.01 four stars
  Financial 92.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.45
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,689,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,575
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,125,345
Total Contributions $7,837,222
   Program Service Revenue $180,626
Total Primary Revenue $8,017,848
   Other Revenue $5,209,191
TOTAL REVENUE $13,227,039
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,516,180
   Administrative Expenses $3,188,365
   Fundraising Expenses $486,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,191,504
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-964,465
   
Net Assets $137,350,013

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$304,154 2.14% Joshua Ginsberg President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY) 94.01 four stars
The Leakey Foundation (CA) 86.24 three stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.98 three stars
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 91.44 four stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 88.23 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