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CENTER FOR INQUIRY INC

  • Amherst, NY
  • www.centerforinquiry.net

Mission Statement

TO ADVOCATE AND DEFEND A NONRELIGIOUS LIFESTANCE ROOTED IN SCIENCE, NATURALISTIC PHILOSOPHY, HUMANIST ETHICS, AND TO SERVE AND SUPPORT ADHERENTS OF THAT LIFESTANCE

Main Programs

  1. Council for Secular Humanism
  2. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
  3. Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science
Service Areas

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International

The Center for Inquiry is headquartered in the United States, and works extensively with partner groups around the world. We are represented at the United Nations in New York, and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

ruling year

2001

President & CEO since 2016

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Robyn E. Blumner

Keywords

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Humanism, Skepticism, Science, Freethinker, Atheist

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Also Known As

Center for Inquiry

EIN

22-2306795

 Number

5549685613

Physical Address

3965 Rensch Road

Amherst, NY 14228

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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CFI successfully advocates on behalf of scientific inquiry and freedom of expression in the US and around the world.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Council for Secular Humanism

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Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

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Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We are currently working to ensure that the scientific method remains the basis for public policy, that people around the world have the freedom to express themselves, and that humanist values are maintained.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We publish magazines, educate the public, submit amicus briefs and similar legal recommendations, and advocate for our mission in Washington, DC and at the United Nations.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We operate with a lean, dedicated staff, including branch employees who build local communities in Indiana, Oregon, Michigan, Washington DC, and California.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Whenever people's freedom of expression is respected, and when the scientific methods build the basis for public policies, CFI is making progress.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Recently, we rescued more than two dozen writers and activists who had been threatened by extremists in Bangladesh, and resettled them in other countries. We worked with the FTC to improve consumer information for homeopathic remedies. We have worked to encourage people to "come out" as secular, to their friends, families, and neighbors. We convinced the AP to no longer refer to opponents of climate change as "skeptics."

    Much remains to be done. Education policies are under attack, especially in the sciences. Discriminatory laws exist that make non-believers and other minorities second-class citizens in the name of religion. Scientists are under pressure to align their work with policy or economic goals. We continue to work on these and other fronts.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Center for Inquiry is headquartered in the United States, and works extensively with partner groups around the world. We are represented at the United Nations in New York, and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Financials

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COUNCIL FOR SECULAR HUMANISM INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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CENTER FOR INQUIRY INC

Leadership

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President & CEO

Robyn E. Blumner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Edward Tabash

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