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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Advancing the science of consciousness and human experience

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four stars

92.50

101 San Antonio Road Petaluma, CA 94952
tel: (707) 775-3500   Web Site
EIN: 23-7236986

Board Leadership
Claudia Welss
Chair of the Board

CEO
Claire Lachance
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.50 four stars
  Financial 90.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a membership organization located in Northern California that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness - including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. IONS explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. Through our publications, events, and educational media, we inform our members and the public about the findings of our frontier research on consciousness and its relationship to the physical world. We honor open-minded approaches and multiple ways of knowing, bring discernment to our work, and support diversity of perspectives on social and scientific matters.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a membership organization located in Northern California that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness - including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. IONS explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. Through our publications, events, and educational media, we inform our members and the public about the findings of our frontier research on consciousness and its relationship to the physical world. We honor open-minded approaches and multiple ways of knowing, bring discernment to our work, and support diversity of perspectives on social and scientific matters.

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Financial

four stars

90.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute of Noetic Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute of Noetic Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 92.50 four stars
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Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 91.10 four stars
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New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 86.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,802,595
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,802,595
   Program Service Revenue $2,591,028
Total Primary Revenue $5,393,623
   Other Revenue $93,248
TOTAL REVENUE $5,486,871
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,424,037
   Administrative Expenses $652,125
   Fundraising Expenses $493,353
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,569,515
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-82,644
   
Net Assets $5,649,214

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
Earthrise Learning Center $2,337,289 52.8%
Research and Experiential Education $2,086,748 47.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.50 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 87.56 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 86.67 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 82.75 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.79 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.12 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.88 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 87.25 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.81 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 76.88 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 76.85 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 74.46 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 71.36 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 83.01 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 69.61 one star
2006-06 04/01/2007 71.89 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 60.82 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 65.71 one star
2003-06 03/01/2005 62.78 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7236986
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES
NTEE Code U05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1973
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,254 2.96% Claire Lachance CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 92.50 four stars
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American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.09 three stars
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 88.76 three stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Institute of Noetic Sciences
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
tel: (707) 775-3500
fax: (707) 781-7420
EIN: 23-7236986

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Board Leadership

Claudia Welss
Chair of the Board

CEO

Claire Lachance
CEO

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