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Charity Name Southern Environmental Law Center Ceres Oregon Environmental Council Center for Biological Diversity Geos Institute
Location Charlottesville, VA Boston, MA Portland, OR Tucson, AZ Ashland, OR
   
Overall Rating
 
four stars
(100.00)
four stars
(96.52)
four stars
(97.17)
four stars
(97.87)
three stars
(82.30)
   
Financial Rating four stars
(100.00)
four stars
(97.15)
four stars
(100.00)
four stars
(99.85)
two stars
(79.97)
   
A&T Rating four stars
(100.00)
four stars
(96.00)
four stars
(96.00)
four stars
(97.00)
three stars
(85.00)
   
Financial Metrics
Program Expenses 87.4% 83.8% 86.6% 84.5% 84.9%
Admin Expenses 7.8% 8.2% 6.0% 7.2% 10.2%
Fund Expenses 4.6% 7.9% 7.3% 8.2% 4.7%
Fund Efficiency $0.03 $0.08 $0.05 $0.08 $0.05
Program Growth 17.7% 17.8% 28.8% 21.5% -6.9%
Working Capital 3.90 1.12 1.16 1.49 0.44
Liabilitites to Assets 0.7% 18.9% 3.8% 7.7% 32.5%
Total Revenue $37,651,474 $17,866,681 $3,592,227 $20,139,563 $683,034
Total Expenses $26,551,471 $14,937,631 $2,780,821 $17,996,339 $861,909
Excess/Deficit $11,100,003 $2,929,050 $811,406 $2,143,224 $-178,875
Net Assets $94,717,935 $13,933,486 $3,334,814 $21,610,557 $513,039
CEO Compensation
% of Expenses
$351,475
1.32%
$213,276
1.42%
$121,260
4.36%
$265,901
1.47%
$119,203
13.83%
   
Accountability & Transparency Metrics
Information Provided on the Form 990      
Independent Voting Board Members
No Material diversion of assets
Audited financials prepared by independent accountant
Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From related parties
Documents Board Meeting Minutes
Provided copy of Form 990 to organization's governing body in advance of filing
Conflict of Interest Policy
Whistleblower Policy
Records Retention Policy
CEO listed with salary
Process for determining CEO compensation
Does Not Compensate Any Board Members
Does the charity's website include readily accessible information about the following:
Donor Privacy Policy
Board Members Listed
Audited Financials
Form 990
Key staff listed
       

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