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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Property and Environment Research Center

Improving environmental quality through markets

four stars

90.88

2048 Analysis Drive Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59718
tel: (406) 587-9591   Web Site
EIN: 81-0393444

Board Leadership
Loren Bough
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Brian Yablonski
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.88 four stars
  Financial 87.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PERC is dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets.

We envision conservation policies and practices that focus on results rather than rhetoric and replace conflict with cooperation. Our goal is to foster a culture of environmental entrepreneurship.

Our research examines how markets encourage cooperation instead of conflict over natural resources and how property rights make the environment an asset by giving owners incentives for stewardship. Together, they improve environmental quality.

We envision a culture of creative conservation and environmental entrepreneurship replacing the often ineffective and acrimonious political culture.

PERC is dedicated to working with conservationists, policymakers, scholars, and journalists to understand the root of environmental conflict and move toward innovative solutions.

PERC is dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets.

We envision conservation policies and practices that focus on results rather than rhetoric and replace conflict with cooperation. Our goal is to foster a culture of environmental entrepreneurship.

Our research examines how markets encourage cooperation instead of conflict over natural resources and how property rights make the environment an asset by giving owners incentives for stewardship. Together, they improve environmental quality.

We envision a culture of creative conservation and environmental entrepreneurship replacing the often ineffective and acrimonious political culture.

PERC is dedicated to working with conservationists, policymakers, scholars, and journalists to understand the root of environmental conflict and move toward innovative solutions.

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Financial

three stars

87.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Property and Environment Research Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Property and Environment Research Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Property and Environment Research Center (MT) 90.88 four stars
Geos Institute (OR) 85.00 three stars
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 89.72 three stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.57 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,549,962
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,549,962
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,549,962
   Other Revenue $36,725
TOTAL REVENUE $2,586,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,607,657
   Administrative Expenses $389,616
   Fundraising Expenses $271,548
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,268,821
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $317,866
   
Net Assets $5,185,412

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 $998,797 62.1%
Outreach $419,666 26.1%
Applied Programs $189,194 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 90.88 four stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 89.84 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 93.71 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.05 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 83.87 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 77.77 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 82.29 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 82.06 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.13 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 81.03 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.48 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 92.24 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 87.86 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 66.64 one star
2006-12 10/01/2007 77.41 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.21 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 81-0393444
Name in IRS Master File POLITICAL ECONOMY RESEARCH CENTER INC
NTEE Code W20
NTEE Classification Government and Public Administration
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 June, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 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
$190,167 8.38% Lawrence Reed Watson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Property and Environment Research Center (MT) 90.88 four stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 90.64 four stars
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 88.31 three stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.57 four stars
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 88.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Property and Environment Research Center
2048 Analysis Drive
Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59718
tel: (406) 587-9591
EIN: 81-0393444

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Board Leadership

Loren Bough
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Brian Yablonski
Executive Director

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