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Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 727-2700
fax: (212) 727-1773
EIN: 13-2654926

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Board Leadership

Daniel R. Tishman


Rhea Suh

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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Earth's best defense

(out of 100)
Overall 95.17 4 stars
  Financial 94.47 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Primary Revenue Growth 7.1%
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.83
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Defense Council on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $84,823,133
   Federated Campaigns $254,172
   Membership Dues $30,279,576
   Fundraising Events $905,107
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $212,400
Total Contributions $116,474,388
   Program Service Revenue $649,524
Total Primary Revenue $117,123,912
   Other Revenue $4,493,852
TOTAL REVENUE $121,617,764
   Program Expenses $97,701,377
   Administrative Expenses $7,960,716
   Fundraising Expenses $10,102,289
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,853,382
Net Assets $232,060,892


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$422,811 0.36% Frances Beinecke President
Other Salaries of Note
$296,060 0.25% Peter Lehner Executive Director
$175,000 0.15% John H. Adams Founding Director


The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.

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