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American Council on Science and Health

A consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to health and the environment

two stars

76.97

110 East 42nd Street Suite 1300
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 362-7044   Web Site
EIN: 13-2911127

Board Leadership
Nigel Bark
Chairman

CEO
Thom Golab
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.97 two stars
  Financial 69.35 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public. ACSH advocates sound science, and the belief that Americans' continued physical and economic well-being depends on the advancement of scientific, medical, and technological research and innovation.

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public. ACSH advocates sound science, and the belief that Americans' continued physical and economic well-being depends on the advancement of scientific, medical, and technological research and innovation.

Financial

one star

69.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.35
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Council on Science and Health on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Council on Science and Health on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council on Science and Health (NY) 76.97 two stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 88.57 three stars
Center for Economic and Policy Research (DC) 91.85 four stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 89.00 three stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $727,006
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,700
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $766,706
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $766,706
   Other Revenue $73,967
TOTAL REVENUE $840,673
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,115,360
   Administrative Expenses $180,609
   Fundraising Expenses $275,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,571,356
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-730,683
   
Net Assets $413,223

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
Educational Programs and Activities $1,115,360 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 76.97 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.81 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.87 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 83.19 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 74.61 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.19 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.44 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 72.15 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 78.12 two stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 69.81 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 72.83 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 78.76 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 90.56 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 91.87 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 90.22 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 88.39 three stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 71.41 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 13-2911127
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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
(199) Other scientific research activities
(530) Protection of consumer interests
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 November, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,816 7.05% Jonathan Bloom Acting President
Other Salaries of Note
$201,418 12.81% Henry Campbell Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council on Science and Health (NY) 76.97 two stars
Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI) 92.92 four stars
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 92.22 four stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 90.61 four stars
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Council on Science and Health
110 East 42nd Street
Suite 1300
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 362-7044
fax: (212) 362-4919
EIN: 13-2911127

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Board Leadership

Nigel Bark
Chairman

CEO

Thom Golab
President

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