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

Global Footprint Network

Advancing the science of sustainability

84.86

1528 Webster St Suite 11
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 839-8879   Web Site
EIN: 73-1672982

Board Leadership
Keith Tuffley
Chair

CEO
Laurel Hanscom
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.86
  Financial 79.78
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

79.78

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth -19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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) 84.86
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 95.43
Long Now Foundation (CA) 87.94
Nexleaf Analytics (CA) 86.41
Carnegie Institution for Science (DC) 87.85

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $286,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $286,475
   Program Service Revenue $572,808
Total Primary Revenue $859,283
   Other Revenue $-1,511
TOTAL REVENUE $857,772
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $879,022
   Administrative Expenses $114,498
   Fundraising Expenses $31,059
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,024,579
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-166,807
   
Net Assets $1,030,020

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
Applications of the Ecological Footprint $719,634 81.9%
Research $159,388 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 84.86
2018-12 02/01/2020 85.32
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.88
2016-12 12/22/2017 85.62
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.45
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.34
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.31
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.89
2012-12 05/01/2014 72.84
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.30
2010-12 09/01/2012 88.30

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]
Ruling Date May, 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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,570 10.98% Mathis Wackernagel Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Global Footprint Network (CA) 84.86
Santa Fe Institute (NM) 92.94
Woodwell Climate Research Center (MA) 95.03
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 88.02
APhA Foundation (DC) 86.20

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Charity Contact Info

Global Footprint Network
1528 Webster St
Suite 11
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 839-8879
EIN: 73-1672982

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Board Leadership

Keith Tuffley
Chair

CEO

Laurel Hanscom
CEO

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