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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cherishing knowledge, shaping the future

88.37

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

Board Leadership
Don M. Randel
Chair

CEO
Jonathan F. Fanton
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.37
  Financial 85.64
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

85.64

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
70.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.95
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
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) 88.37
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding (NY) 87.09
PolicyLink (CA) 87.32
Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 91.87
League of American Bicyclists (DC) 85.00

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,832,576
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,110,675
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,503
Total Contributions $7,948,754
   Program Service Revenue $763,992
Total Primary Revenue $8,712,746
   Other Revenue $2,395,358
TOTAL REVENUE $11,108,104
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,082,959
   Administrative Expenses $3,640,009
   Fundraising Expenses $954,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,677,791
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-569,687
   
Net Assets $68,870,620

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 $3,001,654 42.4%
Project outreach and events $1,791,624 25.3%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-03 06/01/2016 88.37
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 80.69
2013-03 09/01/2014 92.26
2012-03 09/01/2013 88.63
2011-03 07/01/2012 88.00
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.52
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 83.92
2009-03 08/01/2010 84.11
2008-03 04/01/2009 87.79
2006-03 07/01/2007 70.95
2005-03 07/01/2006 75.03
2004-03 09/01/2005 69.97

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, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$555,651 4.75% Leslie Berlowitz Former President and CEO

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.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 88.37
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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

Don M. Randel
Chair

CEO

Jonathan F. Fanton
President

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