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Pure Earth
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 860
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3490
fax: (212) 870-3488
EIN: 13-4075779

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Board Leadership

Conrad Meyer, III


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 Score & Rating 91.09 4 stars
  Financial 87.41 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Liabilities to Assets 20.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pure Earth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,514,636
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $100,225
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,005,099
Total Contributions $4,619,960
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,619,960
   Other Revenue $170,245
TOTAL REVENUE $4,790,205
   Program Expenses $1,576,232
   Administrative Expenses $165,950
   Fundraising Expenses $94,378
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,953,645
Net Assets $4,218,622

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 8.16% 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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