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American Chemical Society

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ACS advances chemistry and its practitioners through education, resources, and publications. A professional and information resource for chemistry practice.
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American Chemical Society is a parent organization to a group of 227 other organizations.
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Information services the American Chemical Society (acs) achieves its goal to be an indispensable professional and information resource for members and other chemistry-related practitioners through two publishing divisions, cas, and acs publications. These divisions provide significant services to acs members and the global scientific community with accurate, timely, and authoritative Chemical and related scientific information. Cas provides scientific information solutions, partnering with innovators around the world to accelerate scientific breakthroughs. Cas employs experts who curate, connect, and analyze scientific knowledge to reveal unseen connections. For over 100 years, scientists, patent professionals, and business leaders have relied on cas solutions and expertise to provide the hindsight, insight, and foresight they need so they can build upon the learnings of the past to discover a better future. Cas provides powerful information solutions, including the cas scifinder discovery platformtm and the stn ip protection suitetm that improve productivity and help advance disciplines - be it in chemistry and related sciences or intellectual property. Cas's broad-based, easy to use solutions drive discovery and deep insights for the scientific enterprise that lead to innovations ranging from product improvements to revelations that solve some of the world's greatest challenges in areas from treatment of disease to sustainable energy, or to global food supply needs. Cas brings unique capabilities to design cas custom services that maximize the strategic impact of scientific information, including digital assets, powering data-driven decisions and enabling organizations to innovate more efficiently. To extend cas's presence into the life sciences and to help medicinal chemists and molecular biologist spee up drug discovery, cas rolled out information on biological sequences and bioactivity to customers in late 2022. Acs publications delivered a strong performance in 2022 as the world began to recover from the covid-19 pandemic. The division continued to make all covid-19 relevant content free-to-access, supporting the fight against the virus, and increasing public awareness through relevant journal articles. Acs journals continued to grow in submissions, usage, and citations. 2022 highlights included the following: . Acs journals continued their global leadership and influence. The portfolio of acs peer reviewed journals continued to represent the most trusted, most cited, most read scientific publications in their respective fields. During 2022, key editorial and quality metrics continued to show strong performance, with: . Over 59k articles published . Over 260 million full-text article downloads . Over 4.6 million total citations reported . 73% of journals achieving their highest ever impact factor . Acs publications expanded their global presence. Reflecting the global nature of science, acs journals increased their engagement with the global community of researchers through the identification and appointment of research-active scientists to key editorial posts. . Acs journals enabled open access/open science. Acs publications continued its leading activities and engagement to enable open access/open science. The division aligned its full portfolio of more than 60 hybrid journals, which offers both open access and subscription-only content, to be transformative journals, committed to support the transition to open access. . Digital transformation advanced new product development. The digital transformation office scaled customer discovery activities, both with external and internal stakeholders, to better refine new product offerings. Strategic options and competitive analysis studies were completed to inform both technology and business models decisions. . Acs journals prioritized diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (deir). The division continued to advance the commitments made in 2020 to confront racism in chemistry journals and contribute to a more inclusive research system. The communications division is comprised of acs advertising sales and marketing, c&en, communications, and web strategy & operations. Its mission is to provide news and acs information and to communicate the vital role of Chemical professionals and the Chemical sciences in solving critical global challenges and improving everyday life to the public, policymakers, news media, and acs members. The function coordinates message development and speechwriting; promotion of Society news and publications to the media; communication of Society news to its members; conducts media training and training/technical assistance to members involved in communications; sales and marketing of Society content; and oversees the preparation of the Society's annual report, among other things. In addition, the function also oversees the Society's web presence, social media presence, and multimedia efforts.
Acs petroleum research fund the acs petroleum research fund is a permanently restricted endowment established to provide resources for advanced scientific education and fundamental research in the petroleum field, which may include any field of pure science which affords a basis for subsequent research directly connected with the petroleum field. In 2022, the acs prf funded 181 grants, totaling $18.1 million. The grants included 67 new directions grants; 78 doctoral new investigator grants; 13 undergraduate research grants; and 23 undergraduate new investigator grants. The following types of grants are among those funded by the acs petroleum research fund: - research grants for fundamental research in the petroleum field at phd-granting institutions. Research grants to academic institutions for regularly appointed faculty scientists and engineers to assist advanced scientific education and fundamental research. - research grants for fundamental research in the petroleum field at the undergraduate level. Research grants to academic institutions on behalf of faculty members in departments not offering a doctoral degree, to support their research with participation by undergraduates. - research grants for fundamental research in the petroleum field for new faculty. Starter grants to assist the research of young faculty members with a phd degree who are within their first three years of their first academic appointment as regular faculty members of colleges and universities in the united states.
Education and membership supporting excellence in education is a strategic goal of acs. Acs resources, services, and products foster the development of innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry and chemistry-related education that prepares a scientifically literate citizenry and highly qualified Chemical workforce ready to address global challenges. In 2022, acs provided formal and informal educational resources, instruction, and mentorship for elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students and educators. The American association of chemistry teachers (aact) ended 2022 with more than 8,136 members, having increased member engagement and retention to 81 percent. The acs website for the "get the facts out" project was promoted, providing information and a tool kit for changing the misperceptions around careers in teaching science and math in secondary schools. In 2022, the us chemistry olympiad team won one gold and three silver medals at the 54th international chemistry olympiad. The impact of science outreach, including chemists celebrate earth week and national chemistry week, was enhanced by 36 chemistry festival grants, the festival training institute, and the outreach training program, offered virtually and at four in-person events. Acs hosted the lasting encounters between aspiring and distinguished scientists (leads) conference for the first time in 2022. This 3-day event designed to prepare high-potential young professionals and students for successful and impactful careers that address global challenges, was attended by 62 aspiring and 21 distinguished scientists. Working with the five scientific societies that established the inclusive graduate education network, the acs bridge project extended its reach in 2022 to include 44 Chemical sciences department, over 90 acs bridge fellows, and a collection of professional development activities focused on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who receive doctoral degress in Chemical sciences. The acs scholars program provided $1.3m scholarships to 350 undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in 2022. Working with 244 mentors, acs project seed offered in-person and virtual summer research experiences to 269 high school students in 2022, along with a week-long virtual orientation focused on lab preparedness and professional development and weekly virtual seminars. For the 2021-2022 school year, acs awarded 50 project seed college scholarships to alumni entering their freshman year in college. Green chemistry educational activities included: the 2022 summer school on green chemistry and sustainable energy, attended by 62 students from north and south america; green chemistry student awards; and 15 pilot green and sustainable chemistry modules for undergraduate curricula. The new initiative on fostering a skilled technical workforce began engaging a diverse network of stakeholders critical to the recruitment and preparation of students and potential employees using science and engineering skills in their jobs, but not holding a bachelor's degree. Recognition, workshops, and grants were offered to students and educators. Electronic credentials were offered to over 1200 certified graduates of acs-approved programs. A discussion series focused on undergraduated education for chairs of chemistry departments continued in 2022. Acs completed and assessed the special 2021-2022 academic year mini-grant program that supported the facilitation of 44 laboratory skills short courses. The acs institute, an online portal to a collection of professional and career development resources, was expanded with a new center for entrepreneurship education and additional workshops. The acs career consultants program and virtual office hours were expanded. The safe practice of chemistry was advanced by the release of 6 acs college safety videos and 16 foundations of Chemical safety and risk management modules. Over 1,500 people have completed the full set of modules. The acs presidential safety summit, with 29 invited participants, focused on safety preparation of phd chemists for industrial careers. Acs membership programs are administered with the vision that acs will be the premier professional membership organization for all practitioners of chemistry worldwide. In 2022, acs closed the year with a membership of over 173,000 individuals. The hybrid spring 2022 and fall 2022 meetings had more than 13,300 and 12,600 registrants from 75 and 83 countries, respectively, each with over 10,000 submitted abstracts. Seven acs regional meetings were held in 2022, attracting more than 5,500 registrants. Acs hosted and supported a collection of 15 other specialty conferences, events, and meetings in 2022, attracting more than 3,000 attendees. This included the 26th green chemistry & engineering conference held in a hybrid format with 529 in-person and 330 virtual attendees. Other acs events included colloquia, webinars, and workshops held in conjuction with other meetings and conferences, as well as independently. Acs was one of eight Chemical societies hosting the atlantic basin conference on chemistry (abcchem) with 250 registrants from 32 countries. Acs launched the campaign for a sustainable future, hosting the zero hunger summit, a virtual 4-day event with over 1000 registrants. Three new services, the acs speaker directory, acs link, and access to linkedin learning, were introduced for acs members. Industry member engagement was increased with 2 acs link in-person connect pilots, 2 industry networking receptions, 3 summits for chief technology officers, 6 heroes of chemistry awards, and an entrepreneurship conference. The acs green chemistry institute industrial roundtables distributed $300,000 in research grants. Acs supported a range of communities in 2022, including 32 technical divisions, over 200 branches (us local sections and international Chemical sciences chapters), 15 acs graduate student organizations and ~1200 domestic acs student chapters and 109 acs international student chapters. The 2022 acs leadership institute and three global summits were held for acs volunteer leaders. In 2022, 73 people were recognized with 59 national awards at a ceremony with 500 attendees, 18 acs committees received chemluminary awards at a ceremony with over 150 attendees, and 45 acs fellows were inducted. Nine 5-year herman frasch foundation grants of $250,000 each were awarded for agricultural chemistry. A 2-year irving s. sigal postdoctoral fellowship, with a total value of $150,000, was also awarded.

Grants made by American Chemical Society

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
National Academy of SciencesGeneral Support$500,000
Regents of the University of MichiganGeneral Support$422,669
The Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisGeneral Support$316,256
...and 233 more grants made totalling $13,972,920

Who funds American Chemical Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Chemical Society - Chemical Education DivisionPimentel Award Endowment$425,000
Division of Energy and Fuels of the American Chemical Society$300,000
American Chemical SocietySponsorship Award$34,000
...and 11 more grants received

Personnel at American Chemical Society

Al HorvathChief Executive Officer
Latrease E. GarrisonChief Operating Officer
Emily B KunchalaTreasurer and Chief Financial Officer
John R SullivanChief Information Officer , Washington It Operations$407,762
Susan R. MorrisseySenior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for American Chemical Society

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,837,967
Program services$700,575,732
Investment income and dividends$24,273,573
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,666,462
Net rental income$4,124
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-22,696,598
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$349,498
Total revenues$711,010,758

Form 990s for American Chemical Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-10990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-08990View PDF
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 3, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 28, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $425,000 from American Chemical Society - Chemical Education Division
December 25, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
July 27, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 14, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 9 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , and
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1155 Sixteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
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813920: Professional Associations
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