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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cherishing knowledge, shaping the future

three stars

87.34

136 Irving Street Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 576-5057   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103651

Board Leadership
Nancy C. Andrews
Chair

CEO
David Oxtoby
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.34 three stars
  Financial 82.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy's elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. The Academy's unique strength lies in the distinguished leadership of its 4,000 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and the wide range of expertise they bring to its multidisciplinary analyses of compelling contemporary issues. Now in its third century, the Academy continues to mobilize the intellectual resources needed to anticipate, examine, and confront the critical challenges facing our society.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy's elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. The Academy's unique strength lies in the distinguished leadership of its 4,000 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and the wide range of expertise they bring to its multidisciplinary analyses of compelling contemporary issues. Now in its third century, the Academy continues to mobilize the intellectual resources needed to anticipate, examine, and confront the critical challenges facing our society.

Financial

three stars

82.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.92
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Academy of Arts and Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Academy of Arts and Sciences on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.34 three stars
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Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding (NY) 85.36 three stars
Mercatus Center (VA) 90.11 four stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,077,939
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $986,950
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,064,889
   Program Service Revenue $870,156
Total Primary Revenue $8,935,045
   Other Revenue $1,391,848
TOTAL REVENUE $10,326,893
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,229,648
   Administrative Expenses $1,993,039
   Fundraising Expenses $1,492,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,715,520
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,388,627
   
Net Assets $94,705,987

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
Academy Projects and Studies $4,325,315 46.9%
Project Outreach and Events $1,947,879 21.1%
Publications $949,436 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 87.34 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.08 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.00 four stars
2015-03 10/01/2017 90.32 four stars
2015-03 10/01/2017 90.32 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 88.37 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 80.69 three stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 92.26 four stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 88.63 three stars
2011-03 07/01/2012 88.00 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 83.92 three stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 84.11 three stars
2008-03 04/01/2009 87.79 three stars
2006-03 07/01/2007 70.95 two stars
2005-03 07/01/2006 75.03 two stars
2004-03 09/01/2005 69.97 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 04-2103651
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
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 July, 1934
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- David W. Oxtoby President
Other Salaries of Note
$576,481 4.53% Jonathan F. Fanton Former President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.34 three stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 88.52 three stars
Center for a New American Security (DC) 91.39 four stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 92.46 four stars
National Employment Law Project (NY) 92.22 four stars

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 576-5057
EIN: 04-2103651

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Board Leadership

Nancy C. Andrews
Chair

CEO

David Oxtoby
President

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