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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Alliance For The Great Lakes

Ensuring a living resource for all generations

88.99

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 88.99
  Financial 84.96
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

84.96

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
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) 88.99
Clean Water Fund (DC) 87.37
SoundWaters (CT) 88.32
League to Save Lake Tahoe (CA) 93.59
California Trout (CA) 90.71

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,077,894
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $56,210
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,134,104
   Program Service Revenue $35,134
Total Primary Revenue $4,169,238
   Other Revenue $-28,954
TOTAL REVENUE $4,140,284
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,880,888
   Administrative Expenses $386,188
   Fundraising Expenses $317,985
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,585,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $555,223
   
Net Assets $5,641,389

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
Clean Water for People $1,435,854 49.8%
Communications and Engagement $1,067,098 37.0%
Agriculture and Water $377,936 13.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 11/01/2021 88.99
2019-08 11/01/2020 88.28
2018-08 09/03/2019 92.29
2017-08 08/01/2018 97.72
2016-08 11/01/2017 97.75
2015-08 08/01/2016 97.76
2014-08 06/01/2016 97.68
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 97.48
2013-08 07/01/2014 97.54
2012-08 04/01/2013 96.64
2011-08 07/01/2012 96.84
2010-08 05/01/2012 94.80
2010-08 09/20/2011 92.82
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 80.08

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
$166,426 4.64% Joel Brammeier President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 88.99
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 93.14
SoundWaters (CT) 88.32
The Wetlands Initiative (IL) 100.00
Clean Water Fund (DC) 87.37

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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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