Environmental Defense Fund
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Environmental Defense Fund

 
501(c)(3) organization
Donations are tax-deductible
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257 Park Avenue South
New York NY 10010

New York NY | IRS ruling year: 1969 | EIN: 11-6107128  
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Organization Mission
Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. <br><br>What distinguishes EDF from others is the combination of w ...
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Rating Information

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Great

This charity's score is 97%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 74% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 16% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

Historical Ratings
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Rating Report

Accountability & Finance
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98

Most Recent Fiscal Year:
FY 2022
This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.
 

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Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members
6 out of 6 points  plus
Independent Board Size - 38 independent members
6 out of 6 points  plus
Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee
12 out of 12 points  plus
Material Diversion of Assets - None
12 out of 12 points  plus

Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed
3 out of 3 points  plus
Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
Whistleblower Policy - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
Document Retention and Destruction - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes
3 out of 3 points  plus
Compensates Board - No
5 out of 5 points  plus
Tax Form Distributed to Board Before Filing - Missing
0 out of 3 points  plus
Loans to/from Officers - None
5 out of 5 points  plus
Reports CEO and Compensation on Tax Form - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
CEO Compensation Process - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus

Website Disclosures

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Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
Audit Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
Staff Members Listed on Nonprofit's Website - Listed
3 out of 3 points  plus
Board Members Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed
5 out of 5 points  plus
Donor Privacy Policy Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed, but is opt-out
1 out of 2 points  plus

Financial Metrics

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Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 20.03%
25 out of 25 points  plus
Program Expense: Ratio - 79.73%
25 out of 25 points  plus
Fundraising Efficiency: Ratio - $0.13
25 out of 25 points  plus
Working Capital: Ratio - 1.58 years
25 out of 25 points  plus

Additional Information

Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
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Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
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