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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Alliance For The Great Lakes

Ensuring a living resource for all generations

four stars

97.76

150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 939-0838   Web Site
EIN: 23-7104524

Board Leadership
Lori Colman
Chair

CEO
Joel Brammeier
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.76 four stars
  Financial 99.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

99.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 14.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance For The Great Lakes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance For The Great Lakes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.76 four stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 87.42 three stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 90.80 four stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 90.80 four stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 90.71 four stars

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The mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,897,374
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $231,318
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,128,692
   Program Service Revenue $329,441
Total Primary Revenue $3,458,133
   Other Revenue $78,205
TOTAL REVENUE $3,536,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,569,538
   Administrative Expenses $313,530
   Fundraising Expenses $272,973
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,156,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $380,297
   
Net Assets $3,415,682

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
Culture of Clean Water $1,092,296 42.5%
Protection and Prevention $952,875 37.1%
Building Resilience $525,367 20.4%

Ratings History
Alliance For The Great Lakes has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 08/01/2016 97.76 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 97.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 97.48 four stars
2013-08 07/01/2014 97.54 four stars
2012-08 04/01/2013 96.64 four stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 96.84 four stars
2010-08 05/01/2012 94.80 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 92.82 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 80.08 three 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 23-7104524
Name in IRS Master File ALLIANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related 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 August, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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
$132,930 4.21% Joel Brammeier President, CEO

The mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.76 four stars
California Trout (CA) 86.74 three stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.27 three stars
SoundWaters (CT) 90.83 four stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alliance For The Great Lakes
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 939-0838
fax: (312) 939-2708
EIN: 23-7104524

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Board Leadership

Lori Colman
Chair

CEO

Joel Brammeier
President, CEO

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