Center For Inquiry Development Fund in Amherst, New York (NY)

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Center For Inquiry Development Fund
Employer Identification Number (EIN)161553194
Name of OrganizationCenter For Inquiry Development Fund
In Care of NameDr Paul Kurtz
Address3965 Rensch Rd, Amherst, NY 14228-2743
ActivitiesGifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date12/1998
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2012
Assets$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Income$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$7,783,920
Amount of Income$10,791,389
Form 990 Revenue Amount$864,680
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Private Grantmaking Foundations


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Amount of income in 2012: $10,791,389
Center For Inquiry Development Fund: 

 $10,791,389
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $107,200

Assets in 2012: $7,783,920
Center For Inquiry Development Fund: 

 $7,783,920
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $441,077

Expenses in 2007: $1,328,177
This organization: 

 $1,328,177
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $5,253,804

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 0.7
This organization: 

 0.7
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 96.7%
Center For Inquiry Development Fund: 

 96.7%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 96.7%

Grants share in income in 2007: 12.0%
This organization: 

 12.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 80.3%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20032004200520062007
Total revenue$382,049$951,348$683,896$3,487,148$973,832
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$372,978$215,913$99,325$2,363,014$116,696
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$53,848$86,913$99,325$144,260$111,696
Indirect public support$319,130$129,000$0$2,218,754$5,000
Government contributions (grants)$0$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0$0$0
Dividends and interest from securities$105,190$284,018$297,707$427,560$522,435
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$-96,119$451,417$286,864$696,574$334,701
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$2,743,179$2,496,753$2,150,038$5,088,858$2,519,594
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$2,839,298$2,045,336$1,863,174$4,392,284$2,184,893
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$245,854$182,708$300,022$495,785$1,328,177
Program services$210,000$111,000$190,874$380,832$1,283,977
Management and general$10,320$10,319$27,275$45,450$44,200
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Payments to affiliates$25,534$61,389$81,873$69,503$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$5,303,090$6,116,550$6,333,063$9,191,453$8,371,784
Excess or (deficit) for the year$136,195$768,640$383,874$2,991,363$-354,345
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$3,888,476$5,303,090$6,116,550$6,333,063$9,191,453
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$1,278,419$44,820$-167,361$-132,973$-465,324
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$1,328,177$1,283,977$44,200$0
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$1,283,977
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$0$0$0$0
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$0$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$0$0$0$0
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$0$0$0$0
Occupancy$0$0$0$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$0$0$0$0
Travel$0$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$0$0$0$0
Other expenses not covered above$44,200$0$44,200$0
Balance Sheets
20032004200520062007
Total assets$6,077,556$6,909,395$7,107,634$9,251,766$8,432,049
Cash - non-interest-bearing$0$0$0$0$0
Savings and temporary cash investments$118,652$374,119$54,507$3,549,529$1,436,607
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$22,912$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$5,678,365$6,994,482
Investments - other securities$5,958,904$6,535,276$7,053,127$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0$960$960
Total liabilities$774,466$792,845$774,571$60,313$60,265
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$25,000$767,999$749,995$25,000$25,001
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$0$0
Other liabilities$749,466$24,846$24,576$35,313$35,264
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$6,077,556$6,909,395$7,107,634$9,251,766$8,432,049
Total net assets or fund balances$5,303,090$6,116,550$6,333,063$9,191,453$8,371,784
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20032004200520062007
Total revenue$382,049$951,348$683,896$3,487,148$973,832
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$7,142,953$5,908,921$6,270,693$7,675,529$7,178,224
Other expenses$6,771,224$4,967,892$5,614,072$4,233,831$6,248,592
Net unrealized gains on investments$1,278,419$44,820$-167,381$-132,973$-465,324
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0
Other$5,492,805$4,923,072$5,781,453$4,366,804$6,713,916
Other revenue$10,320$10,319$27,275$45,450$44,200
Investment expenses$10,320$10,319$27,275$45,450$44,200
Other$0$0$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20032004200520062007
Total expenses$245,854$182,708$300,022$495,785$1,328,177
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$4,067,544$4,632,237$5,309,791$5,735,341$7,162,898
Other revenue$3,832,010$4,459,848$5,037,044$5,285,006$5,878,921
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$3,832,010$4,459,848$5,037,044$5,285,006$5,878,921
Other expenses$10,320$10,319$27,275$45,450$44,200
Investment expenses$10,320$10,319$27,275$45,450$44,200
Other$0$0$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings9
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?Yes
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?Yes
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?Yes
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20060
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$0$857,136
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$522,435
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$334,701
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isNot controlled by disqualified persons/supports non private foundation
Type of supporting organizationType III
Information about the supported organizations
Employer identification number (EIN)Name of organizationType of organizationIs the supported organization listed in the supporting organization's governing documents?Amount of support
222306795Council For Secular Humanism IncOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general publicNo$0
161117777Committee For Skeptical Inquiry IncNo$0
Total$0
Support Schedule
20022003200420052006
Total$0$0$0$0$0
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$0$0$0$0$0
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$0$0$0$0$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$0$0$0$0$0
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$780,992
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$25,819
Program Service Revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$381,050
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$374,123
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$3,021,267 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$2,647,144 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$374,123 / $0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$245,696
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$0
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$245,696
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$7,038,557
Total liabilities$35,558
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$35,558
Total net assets or fund balances$7,002,999
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or more publicly supported organizations described in section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2)
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Alabama56
Arkansas18
Arizona58
California548
Colorado116
Connecticut78
District of Columbia24
Delaware45
Florida344
Georgia158
Hawaii18
Iowa56
Idaho24
Illinois311
Indiana83
Kansas53
Kentucky40
Louisiana50
Massachusetts115
Maryland116
Maine18
Michigan199
Minnesota100
Missouri76
Mississippi26
Montana9
North Carolina135
North Dakota2
Nebraska43
New Hampshire17
New Jersey210
New Mexico24
Nevada41
New York530
Ohio224
Oklahoma53
Oregon62
Pennsylvania249
Rhode Island33
South Carolina40
South Dakota12
Tennessee47
Texas381
Utah45
Virginia119
Vermont8
Washington86
Wisconsin98
West Virginia9
Wyoming19
International13
Total5,243

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