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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Alliance For The Great Lakes

Ensuring a living resource for all generations

three stars

88.28

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

Board Leadership
Sue Conatser
Chair

CEO
Joel Brammeier
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.28 three stars
  Financial 83.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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."

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."

Financial

three stars

83.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
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) 88.28 three stars
SoundWaters (CT) 87.98 three stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 89.98 three stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 96.07 four stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 88.95 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,554,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $221,160
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,776,024
   Program Service Revenue $144,746
Total Primary Revenue $3,920,770
   Other Revenue $-50,623
TOTAL REVENUE $3,870,147
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,729,555
   Administrative Expenses $411,117
   Fundraising Expenses $410,691
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,551,363
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $318,784
   
Net Assets $4,981,818

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
Constituent Engagement $1,167,181 42.8%
Aquatic Invasive Species, Agriculture & Water $1,097,553 40.2%
Clean Water for People $464,821 17.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 88.28 three stars
2018-08 09/03/2019 92.29 four stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 97.72 four stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 97.75 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,326 4.48% Joel Brammeier President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 88.28 three stars
California Trout (CA) 88.22 three stars
The Wetlands Initiative (IL) 100.00 four stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 96.07 four stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 93.59 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

Sue Conatser
Chair

CEO

Joel Brammeier
President, CEO

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