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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Union of Concerned Scientists

Citizens and scientists for environmental solutions

three stars

88.49

Two Brattle Square Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 547-5552   Web Site
EIN: 04-2535767

Board Leadership
Anne R. Kapuscinski
Chair

CEO
Kenneth Kimmell
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.49 three stars
  Financial 85.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Union of Concerned Scientists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Union of Concerned Scientists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 88.49 three stars
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 95.53 four stars
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 92.02 four stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.90 four stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 92.19 four stars

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,766,244
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,766,244
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,766,244
   Other Revenue $3,545,803
TOTAL REVENUE $30,312,047
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $21,756,793
   Administrative Expenses $1,090,050
   Fundraising Expenses $5,119,096
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,965,939
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,346,108
   
Net Assets $37,678,963

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
Climate & Energy Program $10,592,681 45.7%
Center for Science and Democracy $3,491,711 15.1%
Clean Vehicles Program $3,155,841 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 10/01/2016 88.49 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.18 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 84.11 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 91.19 four stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 91.74 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 92.35 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 93.94 four stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 92.18 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 96.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 96.02 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 96.07 four stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 93.26 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 92.99 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 87.96 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 92.83 four stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 88.19 three stars
2002-09 04/15/2003 90.28 four 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 04-2535767
Name in IRS Master File UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS INC
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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
$248,575 0.88% Kathleen Rest Executive Director

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 88.49 three stars
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 86.83 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 93.95 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 93.25 four stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 92.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Union of Concerned Scientists
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 547-5552
fax: (617) 864-9405
EIN: 04-2535767

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Board Leadership

Anne R. Kapuscinski
Chair

CEO

Kenneth Kimmell
President

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