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Bioneers

Revolution from the heart of nature

three stars

88.50

215 Lincoln Avenue Suite 202
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (877) 246-6337   Web Site
EIN: 85-0432731

Board Leadership
Clayton Thomas-Muller
Chair

CEO
Kenny Ausubel
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.50 three stars
  Financial 88.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Bioneers provides a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the Bioneers Conference and our programs. Our media productions leverage this content to reach millions of people around the nation and the world with our award-winning radio series, Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature; anthology book series; television programs; and our interactive website. The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. In 2008, more than 12,000 people attended our main Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California and 18 local Beaming Bioneers satellite conferences across the country.

Founded in 1990, Bioneers provides a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the Bioneers Conference and our programs. Our media productions leverage this content to reach millions of people around the nation and the world with our award-winning radio series, Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature; anthology book series; television programs; and our interactive website. The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. In 2008, more than 12,000 people attended our main Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California and 18 local Beaming Bioneers satellite conferences across the country.

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Financial

three stars

88.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bioneers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bioneers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 90.57 four stars
EarthShare Texas (TX) 92.92 four stars
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (MA) 88.66 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,236,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,236,411
   Program Service Revenue $472,990
Total Primary Revenue $5,709,401
   Other Revenue $-1,437
TOTAL REVENUE $5,707,964
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,129,040
   Administrative Expenses $246,338
   Fundraising Expenses $205,926
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,581,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,126,660
   
Net Assets $2,835,790

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
Bioneers Conference $1,571,187 50.2%
Indigeneity Program $881,133 28.2%
Resilient Communities Network $676,720 21.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 03/01/2020 88.50 three stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 85.37 three stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 91.42 four stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 91.72 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 85.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 81.71 three stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 83.80 three stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 79.46 two stars
2012-03 12/20/2012 77.26 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 78.11 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.89 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 86.27 three stars
2008-12 10/01/2009 88.66 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 89.96 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 92.86 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 90.38 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 90.73 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 90.74 four 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 85-0432731
Name in IRS Master File COLLECTIVE HERITAGE INSTITUTE
NTEE Code V30
NTEE Classification Interdisciplinary Research
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 September, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,025 5.50% Kenny Ausubel CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 89.15 three stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 95.61 four stars
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 90.97 four stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 90.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bioneers
215 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 202
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (877) 246-6337
fax: (415) 942-0847
EIN: 85-0432731

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Board Leadership

Clayton Thomas-Muller
Chair

CEO

Kenny Ausubel
Founder, CEO

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