Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Union of Concerned Scientists

Citizens and scientists for environmental solutions

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four stars

90.46

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 90.46 four stars
  Financial 88.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of supporters
483,338
Number of Science Network members
20,645
Number of first-time donors
27,399
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,258,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $37,258,220
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $37,258,220
   Other Revenue $2,610,313
TOTAL REVENUE $39,868,533
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $30,546,644
   Administrative Expenses $1,828,248
   Fundraising Expenses $4,362,644
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,737,536
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,130,997
   
Net Assets $48,767,407

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$298,255 0.81% Kenneth Kimmell President
Other Salaries of Note
$260,260 0.70% Kathleen Rest Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 90.46 four stars
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Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 91.21 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