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The Rodale Institute

Leaders in organic solutions since 1947

93.27

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 93.27
  Financial 94.87
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

94.87

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.99
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Rodale Institute (PA) 93.27
Santa Fe Institute (NM) 91.71
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 92.02
Mount Washington Observatory (NH) 86.57
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.19

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,720,792
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $122,050
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $319,673
Total Contributions $2,162,515
   Program Service Revenue $140,618
Total Primary Revenue $2,303,133
   Other Revenue $1,150,841
TOTAL REVENUE $3,453,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,670,680
   Administrative Expenses $525,610
   Fundraising Expenses $229,130
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,425,420
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,554
   
Net Assets $23,478,149

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 $2,032,719 76.1%
Communications $637,961 23.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.27
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.58
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.41
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.52
2011-12 06/01/2013 81.97
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.05
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.95
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 86.98
2008-12 02/01/2010 89.52
2007-12 12/01/2008 72.17
2006-12 10/01/2007 63.44
2005-12 10/01/2006 73.54
2004-12 11/01/2005 92.27
2003-12 10/01/2004 90.21
2002-12 11/01/2003 86.12
2001-12 10/15/2002 70.14

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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,644 3.87% Mark Smallwood Executive Director

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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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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