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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Organic Consumers Association

Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace, and democracy

three stars

85.20

6771 South Silver Hill Drive Finland, MN 55603
tel: (218) 226-4164   Web Site
EIN: 41-1908341

Board Leadership
Ronald Cummings
President

CEO
Ronnie Cummins
International Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.20 three stars
  Financial 91.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in 1998, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability, and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic consumers. OCA represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace.

Formed in 1998, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability, and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic consumers. OCA represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace.

Financial

four stars

91.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Organic Consumers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Organic Consumers Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 85.20 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 91.68 four stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.57 four stars
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 93.66 four stars
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,002,598
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,002,598
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,002,598
   Other Revenue $2,503
TOTAL REVENUE $4,005,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,957,712
   Administrative Expenses $373,479
   Fundraising Expenses $263,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,594,561
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $410,540
   
Net Assets $1,576,335

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
Advocacy $2,502,622 84.6%
Fair World Project $455,090 15.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.20 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 83.20 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 79.03 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 86.27 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 82.46 three stars
2012-12 12/22/2014 72.34 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 70.27 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2014 86.29 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 78.87 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 74.99 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.82 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.40 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 65.31 one star
2007-12 12/17/2008 66.73 one star
2006-12 12/01/2007 61.39 one star
2005-12 10/01/2006 68.13 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 64.25 one star

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

EIN 41-1908341
Name in IRS Master File ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code W90
NTEE Classification Consumer Protection, Safety
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(530) Protection of consumer interests
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 September, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,500 3.12% Ronald Cummins CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$3,931 0.10% David Abazs Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 85.20 three stars
Earthjustice (CA) 93.37 four stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.86 four stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 90.64 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Organic Consumers Association
6771 South Silver Hill Drive
Finland, MN 55603
tel: (218) 226-4164
fax: (218) 353-7652
EIN: 41-1908341

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Board Leadership

Ronald Cummings
President

CEO

Ronnie Cummins
International Director

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