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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Climate Reality Project

We must, we can, and we will solve the climate crisis.

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

94.28

555 11th St NW Ste 601
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 567-6800   Web Site
EIN: 87-0745629

Board Leadership
Al Gore
Founder & Chair

CEO
Ken Berlin
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Impact Information

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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Climate Reality Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Climate Reality Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 94.28 four stars
Group for the East End (NY) 90.61 four stars
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02 four stars
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 85.67 three stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,329,013
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $109,225
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,438,238
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,438,238
   Other Revenue $-4,952
TOTAL REVENUE $10,433,286
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,404,256
   Administrative Expenses $776,728
   Fundraising Expenses $700,742
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,881,726
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,448,440
   
Net Assets $6,413,343

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
Reality Programs $4,946,412 34.3%
Climate Leadership Corps $3,823,332 26.5%
Communications and Creative $2,614,219 18.1%

Ratings History
The Climate Reality Project has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.28 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 97.23 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.20 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.46 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.07 three stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 79.57 two 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 87-0745629
Name in IRS Master File THE ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
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 October, 2006
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
$333,516 2.09% Kenneth Berlin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 94.28 four stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 93.30 four stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 98.09 four stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 91.94 four stars
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 89.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Climate Reality Project
555 11th St NW
Ste 601
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 567-6800
fax: (202) 628-1445
EIN: 87-0745629

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Board Leadership

Al Gore
Founder & Chair

CEO

Ken Berlin
President & CEO

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