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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earth Force

Engaging Youth. Changing Communities.

three stars

87.63

135 Park Avenue West Denver, CO 80205
tel: (303) 433-0016   Web Site
EIN: 52-1830873

Board Leadership
John Vogel
Chair

CEO
Vince Meldrum
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.63 three stars
  Financial 82.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Earth Force's mission is to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. We develop young people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to solve tough environmental problems. Earth Force does this by providing educators with the training and support they need to create an engaging, hands-on classroom that empowers students to solve environmental problems. Earth Force has a long history of developing materials and preparing educators to facilitate youth-led action projects as a part of their science course. Educators have guided students as they have leveraged data collection and field experience to launch systemic efforts that protected local nature preserves, convinced school systems to install water bottle filling stations, and installed hundreds of small green infrastructure projects.

Earth Force's mission is to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. We develop young people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to solve tough environmental problems. Earth Force does this by providing educators with the training and support they need to create an engaging, hands-on classroom that empowers students to solve environmental problems. Earth Force has a long history of developing materials and preparing educators to facilitate youth-led action projects as a part of their science course. Educators have guided students as they have leveraged data collection and field experience to launch systemic efforts that protected local nature preserves, convinced school systems to install water bottle filling stations, and installed hundreds of small green infrastructure projects.

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Financial

three stars

82.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earth Force on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earth Force on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Force (CO) 87.63 three stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.18 three stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 88.93 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 94.64 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $884,778
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $226,307
Total Contributions $1,111,085
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,111,085
   Other Revenue $45,326
TOTAL REVENUE $1,156,411
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,047,709
   Administrative Expenses $62,217
   Fundraising Expenses $79,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,189,132
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-32,721
   
Net Assets $371,855

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Youth Engagement $788,490 75.3%
River Watch $259,219 24.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 87.63 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 84.00 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 84.09 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 84.09 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 76.02 two stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 82.68 three stars
2012-09 04/01/2014 86.74 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 85.85 three stars
2011-09 03/01/2013 82.07 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 81.85 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 87.52 three stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 85.56 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 72.64 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 64.33 one star
2008-09 09/01/2009 70.95 two stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 69.89 one star
2006-09 02/01/2008 85.46 three stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 77.17 two stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 86.36 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1830873
Name in IRS Master File EARTH FORCE INC
NTEE Code P50
NTEE Classification Personal Social Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (319) Other social activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,366 8.18% Vince Meldrum President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Force (CO) 87.63 three stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.61 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 92.56 four stars
Ecology Center (MI) 94.39 four stars
Appalachian Voices (NC) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Earth Force
135 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
tel: (303) 433-0016
EIN: 52-1830873

Mail donations to:
PO Box 1228
Denver, CO 80201

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Board Leadership

John Vogel
Chair

CEO

Vince Meldrum
Chief Executive Officer

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