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

Global Footprint Network

Advancing the science of sustainability

three stars

87.45

312 Clay Street Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 839-8879   Web Site
EIN: 73-1672982

Board Leadership
Rob Lilley
Chair

CEO
Mathis Wackernagel
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.45 three stars
  Financial 82.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 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

three stars

82.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Footprint Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Global Footprint Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Footprint Network (CA) 87.45 three stars
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 88.67 three stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.19 three stars
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.27 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 90.08 four stars

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In 2003, Global Footprint Network was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet. Creating a world where everyone can live well, within the means of one planet, is going to take all of us pulling together toward this common goal. At Global Footprint Network, our programs are designed to influence decision makers at all levels of society and to create a critical mass of powerful institutions using the Footprint to put an end to ecological overshoot and get our economies back into balance.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,398,330
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,398,330
   Program Service Revenue $477,696
Total Primary Revenue $2,876,026
   Other Revenue $1,242
TOTAL REVENUE $2,877,268
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,942,608
   Administrative Expenses $423,777
   Fundraising Expenses $494,070
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,860,455
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,813
   
Net Assets $1,564,653

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
Core Research $1,232,215 63.4%
Finance for Change $183,559 9.4%
Sustainability Policy & International Agreements $100,538 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.45 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.31 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.89 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 72.84 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.30 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 88.30 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 73-1672982
Name in IRS Master File GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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]
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
$110,798 3.87% Susan J. Burns CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$132,492 4.63% Andrew Lisac Vice President of External Affairs
$110,798 3.87% Mathis Wackernagel President

In 2003, Global Footprint Network was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet. Creating a world where everyone can live well, within the means of one planet, is going to take all of us pulling together toward this common goal. At Global Footprint Network, our programs are designed to influence decision makers at all levels of society and to create a critical mass of powerful institutions using the Footprint to put an end to ecological overshoot and get our economies back into balance.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Footprint Network (CA) 87.45 three stars
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (TX) 87.27 three stars
Clean Air Task Force (MA) 88.08 three stars
American Association for the Advancement of Science (DC) 88.84 three stars
National Academy of Engineering Fund (DC) 85.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Global Footprint Network
312 Clay Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 839-8879
fax: (510) 251-2410
EIN: 73-1672982

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Board Leadership

Rob Lilley
Chair

CEO

Mathis Wackernagel
President

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