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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Pure Earth

Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth

four stars

97.74

475 Riverside Drive Suite 860
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3490   Web Site
EIN: 13-4075779

Board Leadership
Conrad Meyer, III
Chair

CEO
Richard Fuller
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.74 four stars
  Financial 96.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formerly known as Blacksmith Institute, Pure Earth's mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Toxic pollutants affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world. The majority of acutely toxic sites are caused by local business, many of them artisanal or small-scale. Abandoned sites are also quite common. Surprisingly, international companies are rarely implicated. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurologic and immune system damage and an early death. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.

Formerly known as Blacksmith Institute, Pure Earth's mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Toxic pollutants affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world. The majority of acutely toxic sites are caused by local business, many of them artisanal or small-scale. Abandoned sites are also quite common. Surprisingly, international companies are rarely implicated. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurologic and immune system damage and an early death. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.

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Financial

four stars

96.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 45.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pure Earth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pure Earth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pure Earth (NY) 97.74 four stars
Bring Recycling (OR) 91.90 four stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (IN) 85.20 three stars
GrowNYC (NY) 94.69 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 88.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,887,876
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $154,449
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,530,713
Total Contributions $7,573,038
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,573,038
   Other Revenue $100,779
TOTAL REVENUE $7,673,817
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,914,250
   Administrative Expenses $538,711
   Fundraising Expenses $260,926
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,713,887
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,959,930
   
Net Assets $6,376,340

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.

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Ratings History
Pure Earth has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.74 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.93 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.09 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 83.34 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 80.50 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 95.63 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2013 94.84 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.76 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 88.97 three stars
2008-12 10/01/2010 92.12 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 13-4075779
Name in IRS Master File BLACKSMITH INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code Q02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,500 2.38% Richard Fuller President
Other Salaries of Note
$180,000 3.81% Carol Sumkin Chief Development Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pure Earth (NY) 97.74 four stars
Bring Recycling (OR) 91.90 four stars
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 94.31 four stars
GrowNYC (NY) 94.69 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 88.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pure Earth
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 860
New York, NY 10115
tel: (212) 870-3490
fax: (212) 870-3488
EIN: 13-4075779

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Board Leadership

Conrad Meyer, III
Chair

CEO

Richard Fuller
President, Founder

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