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Pure Earth
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 860
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 647-8330
fax: (212) 870-3488
EIN: 13-4075779

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Board Leadership

Conrad Meyer


Richard Fuller
President, Founder

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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Pure Earth

Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth

(out of 100)
Overall 83.34 3 stars
  Financial 76.45 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 05/01/2015 using data for FY2013, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2013 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Primary Revenue Growth -1.4%
  Program Expenses Growth -12.4%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pure Earth on the FY2013 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2013)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,539,627
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,550
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,619,177
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,619,177
   Other Revenue $125,957
TOTAL REVENUE $1,745,134
   Program Expenses $1,269,097
   Administrative Expenses $161,350
   Fundraising Expenses $97,184
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $217,503
Net Assets $1,264,977


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2013)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 9.81% Richard Fuller President


Formerly known as Blacksmith Institute, Pure Earth's mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Toxic pollutants affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world. The majority of acutely toxic sites are caused by local business, many of them artisanal or small-scale. Abandoned sites are also quite common. Surprisingly, international companies are rarely implicated. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurologic and immune system damage and an early death. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.

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