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Earth Island Institute
2150 Allston Way
Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 859-9100
fax: (510) 859-9091
EIN: 94-2889684

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Board Leadership

Michael Mitrani


Dave Phillips & John Knox
Co-Executive Directors

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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

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(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 92.79 4 stars
  Financial 93.69 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2013, 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 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earth Island Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2013)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,234,728
   Federated Campaigns $13,268
   Membership Dues $433,155
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $255,613
Total Contributions $9,936,764
   Program Service Revenue $1,066,354
Total Primary Revenue $11,003,118
   Other Revenue $554,479
TOTAL REVENUE $11,557,597
   Program Expenses $9,822,565
   Administrative Expenses $1,330,370
   Fundraising Expenses $991,086
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-586,424
Net Assets $9,270,223

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2013)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,496 0.84% David Phillips Co-Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$77,704 0.63% John Knox Co-Executive Director


Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower, Earth Island Institute is a public interest membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet. Since its founding, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends. Our Project Support program acts as an incubator for start-up environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals with new ideas for promoting ecological sustainability. We also inform and inspire people to take action through our award-winning quarterly magazine, Earth Island Journal. We act as an umbrella organization, providing individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives by offering a wide range of professional services.

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