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The Rodale Institute

Leaders in organic solutions since 1947

four stars

95.85

611 Siegfriedale Road Kutztown, PA 19530
tel: (610) 683-1400   Web Site
EIN: 23-7206884

Board Leadership
Maria Rodale & Paul A. McGinley
Co-Chairs

CEO
Jeff Moyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.85 four stars
  Financial 95.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1947, The Rodale Institute is a 333-acre education and research center and has been a leader in the science of regenerative and organic agriculture and its impact on global warming, nutrition, and human health. For 60 years, The Rodale Institute has been a pioneer in organic research, education and outreach, advocating organic food production techniques as a means of renewing human and environmental health. The Institute's research program helped launch today's organic movement and continues to direct cutting-edge trials documenting the ability of organic farming to reverse global warming. Our international program is providing locally-adapted solutions to the issues of nutrition, hunger, poverty and community degradation across the world.

Founded in 1947, The Rodale Institute is a 333-acre education and research center and has been a leader in the science of regenerative and organic agriculture and its impact on global warming, nutrition, and human health. For 60 years, The Rodale Institute has been a pioneer in organic research, education and outreach, advocating organic food production techniques as a means of renewing human and environmental health. The Institute's research program helped launch today's organic movement and continues to direct cutting-edge trials documenting the ability of organic farming to reverse global warming. Our international program is providing locally-adapted solutions to the issues of nutrition, hunger, poverty and community degradation across the world.

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Financial

four stars

95.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.52
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rodale Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rodale Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Rodale Institute (PA) 95.85 four stars
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 85.94 three stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 95.43 four stars
Mind & Life Institute (VA) 89.22 three stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,963,904
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $102,801
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $710,651
Total Contributions $2,777,356
   Program Service Revenue $327,145
Total Primary Revenue $3,104,501
   Other Revenue $1,278,486
TOTAL REVENUE $4,382,987
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,283,363
   Administrative Expenses $426,663
   Fundraising Expenses $570,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,280,099
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $102,888
   
Net Assets $23,218,228

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
Strategic Solutions Team $2,494,092 76.0%
Communications $789,271 24.0%

Ratings History
The Rodale Institute has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 95.85 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.64 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 93.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.27 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.58 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.41 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.52 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 81.97 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.05 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 86.98 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 89.52 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 72.17 two stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 63.44 one star
2005-12 10/01/2006 73.54 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 92.27 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 90.21 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 86.12 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 70.14 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 23-7206884
Name in IRS Master File RODALE INSTITUTE
NTEE Code K20
NTEE Classification Agricultural Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
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 December, 1972
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,158 3.32% Jeff Moyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Rodale Institute (PA) 95.85 four stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.26 three stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 94.02 four stars
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 88.76 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 88.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
tel: (610) 683-1400
fax: (610) 683-8548
EIN: 23-7206884

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Board Leadership

Maria Rodale & Paul A. McGinley
Co-Chairs

CEO

Jeff Moyer
Executive Director

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