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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Defense Center

Education. Advocacy. Legal Action. Protecting the local environment since 1977

three stars

89.64

906 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 963-1622   Web Site
EIN: 77-0061994

Board Leadership
Judy Pirkowitsch
President

CEO
Owen Bailey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.64 three stars
  Financial 85.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) protects and enhances the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action. Since 1977 they have empowered community based organizations to advance environmental protection. Their program areas include protecting coast and ocean resources, open spaces and wildlife, and human and environmental health. EDC provides legal counsel to other nonprofit organizations. They remain the only such public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and thrive on the support of community members from within their region and beyond.

The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) protects and enhances the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action. Since 1977 they have empowered community based organizations to advance environmental protection. Their program areas include protecting coast and ocean resources, open spaces and wildlife, and human and environmental health. EDC provides legal counsel to other nonprofit organizations. They remain the only such public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and thrive on the support of community members from within their region and beyond.

Financial

three stars

85.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Defense Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Defense Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 89.64 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 94.71 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.85 four stars
Environmental Advocates of New York (NY) 95.10 four stars
Pesticide Action Network North America (CA) 86.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $964,214
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $964,214
   Program Service Revenue $220,867
Total Primary Revenue $1,185,081
   Other Revenue $161,778
TOTAL REVENUE $1,346,859
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $850,692
   Administrative Expenses $130,678
   Fundraising Expenses $195,903
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,177,273
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $169,586
   
Net Assets $2,198,043

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
Coast and Ocean Protection $212,674 25.0%
Open Space and Wildlife Preservation $212,673 25.0%
Climate and Energy $212,673 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 11/01/2017 89.64 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 90.49 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 95.56 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 93.77 four stars
2013-03 05/01/2014 85.40 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.05 four 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 77-0061994
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE CENTER
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
(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 January, 1986
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, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,992 7.47% Owen Bailey Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$112,878 9.58% Linda Krop Chief Counsel

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 89.64 three stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 88.49 three stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 88.06 three stars
Coming Clean (VT) 85.32 three stars
World Resources Institute (DC) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Defense Center
906 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 963-1622
fax: (805) 962-3152
EIN: 77-0061994

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Board Leadership

Judy Pirkowitsch
President

CEO

Owen Bailey
Executive Director

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