EIN 53-0196483

Society for Science and the Public (SSP)

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Society for Science and the Public (Society) is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research.

Program areas at SSP

Science education programs - for decades, Society for Science & the Public has offered many of the most revered Science education programs in the world: the regeneron Science talent search, the intel international Science and engineering fair, and broadcom masters (math, applied Science, technology and engineering for rising stars). Through these programs, which encourage independent scientific research and project-based learning, the Society is helping to grown the pipeline of stem professionals by empowering our future generation of talent and nurturing the desire within students to become scientists, engineers and inventors.
Outreach - the Society expanded its work to ensure that more young people, regardless of their resources, can access the Society's scientific journalism and experience the benefits of Science research competitions. Through Science news in high schools and the stem research grant program we are providing teachers across the nation with more resources for their classroom. Through the advocate grant program, we are providing educators with the resources they need to help underserved students participate in Science research competitions, and through the stem action grant program, we are providing funding to innovative nonprofits that promote stem education.
Science news - since 1922, the Society has published the award-winning Science news (sn), an in-depth, trustworthy, and high-quality source of Science journalism. the Science news media group offers readers concise and comprehensive editorial content, informative imagery, a blog network, educational products and access to archives going back to 1924. This includes Science news for students (sns), launched in 2003 as a youth edition and companion to sn. Sns is an award-winning, free digital resource serving students, parents and teachers with over 9.5 million unique pageviews. Sn has nearly 118,000 subscribers, more than 31 million unique pageviews the past year, 3.7 million facebook fans and 3.1 million twitter followers.

Form 990s for SSP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-18990View PDF
2018-122019-10-31990View PDF
2017-122019-04-15990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-11990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Society for Science and the Public (SSP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Broadcom FoundationBroadcom Masters Program$1,819,959
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...and 26 more grants received

Grants made by SSP

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The Harker SchoolScience Competition Award$14,000
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Financials for SSP

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,195,153
Program services$4,500,920
Investment income and dividends$922,779
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$133,136
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$428,024
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$15,271
Total revenues$26,195,283

Personnel at SSP

Maya AjmeraChief Executive Officer and President / President and Chief Executive Officer and Publisher , Science News$385,458
Rick BatesInterim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer$260,098
Cait GoldbergChief of Event Planning and Operations / Chief , Events and Operations$146,756
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...and 38 more key personnel

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General information
1719 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 785-2255
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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