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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Supporting the development of energy efficiency technologies, programs, and policies.

four stars

93.67

529 Fourteenth Street N.W. Suite 600
Washington, DC 20045
tel: (202) 507-4000   Web Site
EIN: 94-2711707

Board Leadership
Carl Blumstein
Chair

CEO
Steven Nadel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.67 four stars
  Financial 96.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

96.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
96.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 93.67 four stars
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) 92.40 four stars
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 88.67 three stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.19 three stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 87.01 three stars

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people. ACEEE carries out its mission by: conducting in-depth technical and policy analyses; advising policymakers and program managers; convening conferences and workshops; assisting and encouraging media to cover energy efficiency policy and technology issues; educating consumers and businesses through our reports, books, conference proceedings, press activities, and websites.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,087,816
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,087,816
   Program Service Revenue $3,326,786
Total Primary Revenue $8,414,602
   Other Revenue $115,560
TOTAL REVENUE $8,530,162
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,843,113
   Administrative Expenses $44,867
   Fundraising Expenses $201,143
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,089,123
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $441,039
   
Net Assets $7,667,793

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
Research $5,814,502 74.1%
Conferences $1,957,021 25.0%
Lobbying $71,043 0.9%

Ratings History
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.67 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.96 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.23 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 91.14 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.61 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 94-2711707
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (181) Scientific research for government
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 February, 1981
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$205,538 2.54% Steven M. Nadel Executive Director

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people. ACEEE carries out its mission by: conducting in-depth technical and policy analyses; advising policymakers and program managers; convening conferences and workshops; assisting and encouraging media to cover energy efficiency policy and technology issues; educating consumers and businesses through our reports, books, conference proceedings, press activities, and websites.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 93.67 four stars
Lowell Observatory (AZ) 85.30 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 90.08 four stars
Earthwatch Institute (MA) 87.01 three stars
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 91.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
529 Fourteenth Street N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20045
tel: (202) 507-4000
fax: (202) 429-2248
EIN: 94-2711707

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Board Leadership

Carl Blumstein
Chair

CEO

Steven Nadel
Executive Director

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