Disable all preview features

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

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Advancing the science of consciousness and human experience

three stars

87.56

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 87.56 three stars
  Financial 82.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Results Information

Looking for Results Data?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving, to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided results information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the results information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its results information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

three stars

82.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 87.56 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 86.99 three stars
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 95.24 four stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.63 three stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.73 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,005,097
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,005,097
   Program Service Revenue $2,446,129
Total Primary Revenue $4,451,226
   Other Revenue $185,582
TOTAL REVENUE $4,636,808
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,902,771
   Administrative Expenses $593,063
   Fundraising Expenses $529,061
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,024,895
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-388,087
   
Net Assets $5,731,859

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 Retreat Center $2,743,307 70.3%
Research and Education $1,159,464 29.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$41,250 0.82% Claire Lachance CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$130,025 2.58% Cassandra Vieten Former President, CEO
$104,167 2.07% Johnny Calvert CFO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 87.56 three stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 96.66 four stars
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 92.80 four stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.63 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 86.99 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Claudia Welss
Chair of the Board

CEO

Claire Lachance
CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.