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Community Environmental Council

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three stars

89.32

26 West Anapamu Street Second Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 963-0583   Web Site
EIN: 94-1728064

Board Leadership
John H. Steed
President

CEO
Sigrid Wright
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.32 three stars
  Financial 84.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) works to provide education and conduct research in the field of conservation. CEC is a well-established environmental organization focused exclusively on energy efficiency and renewables, alternative transportation, and climate change. We work from grassroots to policy levels to help community members reduce their carbon footprint and to end our region's dependency on fossil fuels to become fossil free by 2033. CEC conducts various research projects relating to energy and climate change and seminars to provide information to others, including the public, in this field.

Founded in 1970, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) works to provide education and conduct research in the field of conservation. CEC is a well-established environmental organization focused exclusively on energy efficiency and renewables, alternative transportation, and climate change. We work from grassroots to policy levels to help community members reduce their carbon footprint and to end our region's dependency on fossil fuels to become fossil free by 2033. CEC conducts various research projects relating to energy and climate change and seminars to provide information to others, including the public, in this field.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Amount of kilowatts (kW) installed of renewable energy (solar, wind or geothermal)
344
Amount of greenhouse gas emissions avoided by metric tons of CO2 equivalent
133
Number of single use plastic bottles avoided
3,000,000
Number of single use plastic bags avoided
5,000,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.91

Accountability & Transparency

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100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 85.38 three stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 91.45 four stars
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.87 four stars
Ecotrust (OR) 89.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $545,311
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $125,308
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $670,619
   Program Service Revenue $641,268
Total Primary Revenue $1,311,887
   Other Revenue $294,791
TOTAL REVENUE $1,606,678
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,187,348
   Administrative Expenses $165,891
   Fundraising Expenses $186,361
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,539,600
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $67,078
   
Net Assets $2,920,228

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
Engaging the Community $458,490 38.6%
Promoting Renewable Energy $402,059 33.9%
Promoting Low-Carbon, Resilient Food System $270,565 22.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 89.32 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 87.24 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 91.55 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 94.84 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 89.42 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.13 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.22 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 80.76 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 78.24 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 77.07 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 66.92 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 89.02 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 83.90 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 67.52 one star
2006-12 03/01/2008 66.24 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 63.62 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 94-1728064
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code C20
NTEE Classification Pollution Abatement and Control Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 July, 1970
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
$116,273 7.55% Sigrid Wright Executive Director, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 90.57 four stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 90.35 four stars
EarthShare Texas (TX) 92.92 four stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 90.40 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Environmental Council
26 West Anapamu Street
Second Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 963-0583
fax: (805) 962-9080
EIN: 94-1728064

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Board Leadership

John H. Steed
President

CEO

Sigrid Wright
CEO

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