Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Defense Center

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

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four stars

94.13

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 94.13 four stars
  Financial 91.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,228,312
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,228,312
   Program Service Revenue $302,077
Total Primary Revenue $1,530,389
   Other Revenue $352,225
TOTAL REVENUE $1,882,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,030,870
   Administrative Expenses $133,357
   Fundraising Expenses $138,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,303,172
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $579,442
   
Net Assets $3,019,499

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,582 8.33% Owen Bailey Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$131,002 10.05% Linda Krop Chief Counsel

Mission

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.

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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