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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Pacific Environment

Protecting the Living Environment of the Pacific Rim

three stars

86.58

473 Pine Street Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 399-8850   Web Site
EIN: 94-2628924

Board Leadership
Barbara J. (BJ) Chisholm
Board Chair

CEO
Alex Levinson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.58 three stars
  Financial 84.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pacific Environment protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities, and reforming international policies. We distribute at least a quarter of our annual budget to grassroots organizations on the frontlines of the environmental movement. We confront tax-payer funded banks that back oil, gas, mining and timber extraction and the companies that profit from these often environmentally-devastating projects. We support and encourage sustainable fishing, renewable energy and other initiatives that put environmental protection and communities first. We forge coalitions and partnerships with environmentalists and other community members around the Pacific Rim - building a united movement to deal with the global threats we face.

Pacific Environment protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities, and reforming international policies. We distribute at least a quarter of our annual budget to grassroots organizations on the frontlines of the environmental movement. We confront tax-payer funded banks that back oil, gas, mining and timber extraction and the companies that profit from these often environmentally-devastating projects. We support and encourage sustainable fishing, renewable energy and other initiatives that put environmental protection and communities first. We forge coalitions and partnerships with environmentalists and other community members around the Pacific Rim - building a united movement to deal with the global threats we face.

Financial

three stars

84.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth -10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Environment (CA) 86.58 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 87.24 three stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.23 four stars
As You Sow (CA) 91.45 four stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 90.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $570,136
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $570,136
   Program Service Revenue $8,223
Total Primary Revenue $578,359
   Other Revenue $1,461
TOTAL REVENUE $579,820
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,111,970
   Administrative Expenses $114,350
   Fundraising Expenses $104,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,330,701
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-750,881
   
Net Assets $747,750

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
China $411,957 37.0%
Russia $280,841 25.3%
Arctic and California $278,267 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 08/01/2018 86.58 three stars
2016-03 12/01/2017 86.79 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 86.77 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 86.61 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 82.70 three stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 83.85 three stars
2013-03 12/20/2013 77.40 two stars
2012-03 04/01/2013 84.87 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 94-2628924
Name in IRS Master File PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES CENTER
NTEE Code C36
NTEE Classification Forest Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(181) Scientific research for government
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 April, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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
$140,886 10.58% Alex Levinson Executive Dir.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Environment (CA) 86.58 three stars
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 95.47 four stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 85.92 three stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 86.47 three stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 97.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pacific Environment
473 Pine Street
Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 399-8850
fax: (415) 399-8860
EIN: 94-2628924

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Board Leadership

Barbara J. (BJ) Chisholm
Board Chair

CEO

Alex Levinson
Executive Director

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