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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cherishing knowledge, shaping the future

four stars

90.08

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

Board Leadership
Nancy C. Andrews
Chair

CEO
Jonathan F. Fanton
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.08 four stars
  Financial 86.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

86.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.35
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
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) 90.08 four stars
Center for the National Interest (DC) 91.91 four stars
New America Foundation (DC) 88.61 three stars
Produce for Better Health Foundation (DE) 88.46 three stars
The Aspen Institute (DC) 94.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,300,750
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,238,225
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,538,975
   Program Service Revenue $772,795
Total Primary Revenue $8,311,770
   Other Revenue $949,166
TOTAL REVENUE $9,260,936
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,402,376
   Administrative Expenses $1,273,158
   Fundraising Expenses $1,548,457
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,223,991
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,963,055
   
Net Assets $72,588,023

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
Academic Projects and Studies $5,130,351 61.1%
Project Outreach and Events $1,276,872 15.2%
Publications $690,753 8.2%

Ratings History
American Academy of Arts and Sciences has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$494,944 4.40% Jonathan F. Fanton President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 90.08 four stars
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 90.67 four stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 94.74 four stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 87.82 three stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

Jonathan F. Fanton
President

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