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XPRIZE Foundation

Revolution through competition

three stars

84.22

800 Corporate Pointe Suite 350
Culver City, CA 90230
tel: (310) 741-4880   Web Site
EIN: 52-1876879

Board Leadership
Peter H. Diamandis
Founder and Executive Chairman

CEO
Anousheh Ansari
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.22 three stars
  Financial 78.05 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of XPRIZE is to clearly articulate a vision of a preferred and positive future across a set of domains, identify a roadmap of breakthroughs needed to get there, and establish the incentive competitions that will focus the resources, talent and technology required to enable those breakthroughs and accelerate that future.

We want to inspire and guide innovators to create breakthroughs enabling a world of abundance -- a world where every man, woman and child can access all the energy, clean drinking water, shelter, education and healthcare they require.

The mission of XPRIZE is to clearly articulate a vision of a preferred and positive future across a set of domains, identify a roadmap of breakthroughs needed to get there, and establish the incentive competitions that will focus the resources, talent and technology required to enable those breakthroughs and accelerate that future.

We want to inspire and guide innovators to create breakthroughs enabling a world of abundance -- a world where every man, woman and child can access all the energy, clean drinking water, shelter, education and healthcare they require.

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Financial

two stars

78.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
60.7%
  Administrative Expenses 31.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by XPRIZE Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by XPRIZE Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
XPRIZE Foundation (CA) 84.22 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 88.23 three stars
The Rodale Institute (PA) 96.79 four stars
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.81 three stars
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 89.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,528,650
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,528,650
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,528,650
   Other Revenue $1,461,268
TOTAL REVENUE $16,989,918
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,608,752
   Administrative Expenses $9,415,316
   Fundraising Expenses $3,456,548
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,480,616
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-21,490,698
   
Net Assets $53,392,307

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
Competitions in Seven Prize Groups $24,182,345 94.4%
Education and Outreach $1,426,407 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 84.22 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 81.02 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 79.69 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 78.44 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.71 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 86.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.96 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.32 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.35 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.30 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 74.25 two stars
2008-12 08/01/2010 91.72 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 87.09 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 95.81 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2008 92.53 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 84.62 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 88.62 three 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 52-1876879
Name in IRS Master File X PRIZE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code W70
NTEE Classification Leadership Development
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(914) Achievement prizes or awards
(927) Fundraising
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 June, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,336 0.38% Anousheh Ansari CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$321,310 0.83% Marcus Shingles Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
XPRIZE Foundation (CA) 84.22 three stars
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.81 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 89.15 three stars
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (NY) 93.83 four stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 92.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

XPRIZE Foundation
800 Corporate Pointe
Suite 350
Culver City, CA 90230
tel: (310) 741-4880
fax: (310) 741-4974
EIN: 52-1876879

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Board Leadership

Peter H. Diamandis
Founder and Executive Chairman

CEO

Anousheh Ansari
Chief Executive Officer

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