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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Carbonfund.org

Reduce what you can, offset what you can't

100.00

853 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052
tel: (240) 247-0630   Web Site
EIN: 20-0231609

Board Leadership
Paul Rowland
Chair

CEO
Eric Carlson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.83
  Program Expenses Growth 21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carbonfund.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carbonfund.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carbonfund.org (NY) 100.00
Pure Earth (NY) 91.09
GrowNYC (NY) 95.47
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 89.39
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 90.47

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Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through: Climate change education Carbon offsets and reductions Public outreach We encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint. Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,409,074
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,409,074
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,409,074
   Other Revenue $539,174
TOTAL REVENUE $3,948,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,002,580
   Administrative Expenses $89,023
   Fundraising Expenses $49,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,141,374
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $806,874
   
Net Assets $6,537,756

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
Public Education and Program Development $1,595,938 53.2%
Support CarbonCo LLC $1,047,455 34.9%
Camp Quinebarge $359,187 12.0%

Ratings History
Carbonfund.org has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 99.03
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.26
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.58
2012-12 12/01/2013 85.18
2011-12 05/01/2013 85.22
2010-12 12/01/2012 85.00
2010-12 09/01/2012 84.46

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-0231609
Name in IRS Master File CARBONFUND ORG FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C35
NTEE Classification Energy Resources Conservation and Development
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 March, 2004
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$284,500 9.05% Eric Carlson President

Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through: Climate change education Carbon offsets and reductions Public outreach We encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint. Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carbonfund.org (NY) 100.00
GrowNYC (NY) 95.47
Bring Recycling (OR) 93.12
Transportation Alternatives (NY) 95.32
Pure Earth (NY) 91.09

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Charity Contact Info

Carbonfund.org
853 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
tel: (240) 247-0630
EIN: 20-0231609

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Board Leadership

Paul Rowland
Chair

CEO

Eric Carlson
President

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