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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Island Press

Solutions that inspire change

three stars

89.27

2000 M Street NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 232-7933   Web Site
EIN: 94-2578166

Board Leadership
Pamela Murphy
Chair

CEO
David Miller
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.27 three stars
  Financial 84.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1984, Island Press has been publishing the best new ideas on sustainability and the environment and working to spread those ideas to help people make a positive difference in the world. We publish an average of 30 new books annually on critically important topics such as ocean and marine conservation, land conservation, green buildings, ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and ecological restoration. Island Press authors and experts inform and inspire change by reaching out to millions of people through the press, online, in the classroom, and in person. Today, with more than 1,000 titles in print, an active slate of author programs and events, and a growing online presence, we have emerged as one of the nation's leading providers of information on environmental issues and a leading communicator of environmental ideas.

Since 1984, Island Press has been publishing the best new ideas on sustainability and the environment and working to spread those ideas to help people make a positive difference in the world. We publish an average of 30 new books annually on critically important topics such as ocean and marine conservation, land conservation, green buildings, ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and ecological restoration. Island Press authors and experts inform and inspire change by reaching out to millions of people through the press, online, in the classroom, and in person. Today, with more than 1,000 titles in print, an active slate of author programs and events, and a growing online presence, we have emerged as one of the nation's leading providers of information on environmental issues and a leading communicator of environmental ideas.

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Financial

three stars

84.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Island Press on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Island Press on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Press (DC) 89.27 three stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.68 four stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,530,413
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,530,413
   Program Service Revenue $2,276,874
Total Primary Revenue $5,807,287
   Other Revenue $7,855
TOTAL REVENUE $5,815,142
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,712,674
   Administrative Expenses $535,583
   Fundraising Expenses $278,539
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,526,796
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,288,346
   
Net Assets $3,892,915

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
Research and Publication $1,835,230 49.4%
Marketing, Communication, and Distribution $944,747 25.4%
Program Services/Technical Assistance $932,697 25.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 89.27 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.05 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 85.55 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.85 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.72 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 80.09 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.16 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 77.92 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 80.44 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 73.34 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 70.90 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 79.90 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 84.10 three stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 70.85 two 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 94-2578166
Name in IRS Master File ISLAND PRESS- CENTER FOR RESOURCE ECONOMICS
NTEE Code C03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1979
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,602 3.32% David Miller President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Press (DC) 89.27 three stars
Ecotrust (OR) 89.11 three stars
Walden Woods Project (MA) 94.47 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 88.93 three stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 96.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Island Press
2000 M Street NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 232-7933
fax: (202) 234-1328
EIN: 94-2578166

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Board Leadership

Pamela Murphy
Chair

CEO

David Miller
President

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