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American Council on Science and Health

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

three stars

84.81

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
Hank Campbell
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.81 three stars
  Financial 81.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

81.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,097,365
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,097,365
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,097,365
   Other Revenue $239,782
TOTAL REVENUE $1,337,147
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,394,871
   Administrative Expenses $164,115
   Fundraising Expenses $436,739
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,995,725
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-658,578
   
Net Assets $1,104,195

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,787 11.21% Henry Campbell President

Mission

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council on Science and Health (NY) 84.81 three stars
The Independent Institute (CA) 96.90 four stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 89.31 three stars
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 92.18 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

Hank Campbell
President