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National Science Teachers Association

Promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all

three stars

80.39

1840 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 243-7100   Web Site
EIN: 52-6055229

Board Leadership
Dennis Schatz
President

CEO
David L. Evans
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.39 three stars
  Financial 74.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's guiding principles are to model excellence; champion science literacy; value scientific excellence; embrace diversity, equity, and respect; and enhance teaching and learning through research. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's guiding principles are to model excellence; champion science literacy; value scientific excellence; embrace diversity, equity, and respect; and enhance teaching and learning through research. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

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Financial

two stars

74.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Science Teachers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Science Teachers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Science Teachers Association (VA) 80.39 three stars
Advance Illinois (IL) 86.89 three stars
Pinellas Education Foundation (FL) 94.99 four stars
League of Education Voters Foundation (WA) 86.82 three stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,646,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,603,071
Total Contributions $9,249,986
   Program Service Revenue $11,524,840
Total Primary Revenue $20,774,826
   Other Revenue $3,822,258
TOTAL REVENUE $24,597,084
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,090,433
   Administrative Expenses $5,519,017
   Fundraising Expenses $281,580
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,891,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,293,946
   
Net Assets $14,803,825

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
Contracts & Grants $7,893,702 39.3%
Publishing and Sales $3,921,704 19.5%
Conferences & Meetings $3,223,814 16.0%
Periodicals $1,960,476 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 09/03/2019 80.39 three stars
2017-05 09/01/2018 80.44 three stars
2016-05 12/22/2017 79.90 two stars
2015-05 04/01/2017 80.88 three stars
2015-05 10/01/2016 79.85 two stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 80.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 81.81 three stars
2013-05 12/22/2014 79.20 two stars
2012-05 10/01/2013 80.22 three stars
2011-05 09/01/2012 79.65 two stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 84.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 06/01/2010 86.65 three stars
2008-05 09/01/2009 85.33 three stars
2007-05 03/01/2009 86.98 three stars
2006-05 04/01/2007 90.66 four stars
2005-05 07/01/2006 86.78 three stars
2004-05 03/01/2005 84.41 three stars
2003-05 02/01/2004 83.04 three stars
2002-05 04/15/2003 80.01 three stars
2001-05 10/15/2002 72.64 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 52-6055229
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHING ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code B03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(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, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$286,730 1.10% David Evans Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Science Teachers Association (VA) 80.39 three stars
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Afterschool Alliance (DC) 90.58 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 243-7100
fax: (703) 243-7177
EIN: 52-6055229

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Board Leadership

Dennis Schatz
President

CEO

David L. Evans
Executive Director

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