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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Pacific Environment

Protecting the Living Environment of the Pacific Rim

three stars

89.21

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

Board Leadership
Peter Riggs
Board Chair

CEO
Alex Levinson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.21 three stars
  Financial 97.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pacific Environment protects people, wildlife, and ecosystems by funding and training grassroots activists, strengthening communities, and advancing strong, progressive international policies. We build people power to fight climate change, defend the oceans, promote open and inclusive societies, and ensure a just transition to a clean energy future for all.
We tap the creativity of local leaders to produce community-based solutions. We nurture the growth of these leaders, connect them to each other, increase their skills, collaborate with them on campaigns, and fund their activities. As a result, these leaders and their organizations mobilize citizens in their communities to gain access to information, secure citizen participation in government decisions, and enforce corporate violations in court. We also bring grassroots concerns, and whenever possible grassroots leaders, to national and international venues to advocate policy solutions that reflect community needs.

Pacific Environment protects people, wildlife, and ecosystems by funding and training grassroots activists, strengthening communities, and advancing strong, progressive international policies. We build people power to fight climate change, defend the oceans, promote open and inclusive societies, and ensure a just transition to a clean energy future for all.
We tap the creativity of local leaders to produce community-based solutions. We nurture the growth of these leaders, connect them to each other, increase their skills, collaborate with them on campaigns, and fund their activities. As a result, these leaders and their organizations mobilize citizens in their communities to gain access to information, secure citizen participation in government decisions, and enforce corporate violations in court. We also bring grassroots concerns, and whenever possible grassroots leaders, to national and international venues to advocate policy solutions that reflect community needs.

Financial

four stars

97.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Environment (CA) 89.21 three stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 93.96 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 87.74 three stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 97.05 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,085,895
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,085,895
   Program Service Revenue $2,070
Total Primary Revenue $2,087,965
   Other Revenue $2,013
TOTAL REVENUE $2,089,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,366,397
   Administrative Expenses $92,550
   Fundraising Expenses $115,880
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,574,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $515,151
   
Net Assets $2,642,411

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
Arctic $486,080 35.6%
China $478,525 35.0%
Marine $202,162 14.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 02/01/2021 89.21 three stars
2018-03 07/01/2020 88.59 three stars
2018-03 08/01/2019 87.50 three stars
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, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,304 9.03% Alex Levinson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Environment (CA) 89.21 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 88.44 three stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 92.02 four stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 88.01 three stars
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three 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

Peter Riggs
Board Chair

CEO

Alex Levinson
Executive Director

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