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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.

Your body, mind, spirit resource since 1931

three stars

89.39

215 67th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451
tel: (800) 333-4499   Web Site
EIN: 54-0573802

Board Leadership
Lora Little
Chairperson

CEO
Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director, CEO

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On April 29, 2021, WJLA reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. in an article titled, "Eight women file lawsuits alleging they were sexually abused as children at Virginia camp." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the WJLA article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.54 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.

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E (Association for Research and Enlightenment) was founded in 1931 by Edgar Cayce to research and explore transpersonal subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams and dream interpretation, intuition, and philosophy and reincarnation. The Mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people change their lives for the better through the ideas and information in the Edgar Cayce material. Through its many programs, services, publication and membership outreach, the A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life, levels of education, and religious backgrounds with tools for personal empowerment and healing at all levels- body, mind, and spirit.

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E (Association for Research and Enlightenment) was founded in 1931 by Edgar Cayce to research and explore transpersonal subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams and dream interpretation, intuition, and philosophy and reincarnation. The Mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people change their lives for the better through the ideas and information in the Edgar Cayce material. Through its many programs, services, publication and membership outreach, the A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life, levels of education, and religious backgrounds with tools for personal empowerment and healing at all levels- body, mind, and spirit.

Financial

three stars

85.54

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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (VA) 89.39 three stars
Khyentse Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars
Hindu American Foundation (DC) 89.67 three stars
United Religions Initiative (CA) 88.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,986,274
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,986,274
   Program Service Revenue $4,130,341
Total Primary Revenue $7,116,615
   Other Revenue $730,042
TOTAL REVENUE $7,846,657
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,971,837
   Administrative Expenses $474,203
   Fundraising Expenses $539,479
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,985,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $6,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-138,862
   
Net Assets $10,552,433

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
Educational Programs $4,657,901 66.8%
Health and Spa Services $1,231,965 17.7%
Membership $934,752 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 05/07/2021 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On April 29, 2021, WJLA reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. in an article titled, "Eight women file lawsuits alleging they were sexually abused as children at Virginia camp." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the WJLA article.

CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 89.39 three stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 86.67 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 86.67 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.25 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.88 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.53 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.88 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.18 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 88.34 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 82.67 three stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 81.58 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 73.96 two stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 85.36 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 87.18 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 87.39 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 88.97 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 89.18 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2005 82.10 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 54-0573802
Name in IRS Master File ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH AND ENLIGHTENMENT INC
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH AND ENLIGHTENMENT INC
Ruling Date November, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,053 1.64% Kevin Todeschi Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (VA) 89.39 three stars
United Religions Initiative (CA) 88.17 three stars
Khyentse Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars
Hindu American Foundation (DC) 89.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
tel: (800) 333-4499
fax: (757) 422-6921
EIN: 54-0573802

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Board Leadership

Lora Little
Chairperson

CEO

Kevin J. Todeschi
Executive Director, CEO

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