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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

As You Sow

Promoting environmental and social corporate responsibility

four stars

93.98

1611 Telegraph Avenue Suite 1450
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 735-8158   Web Site
EIN: 94-3169008

Board Leadership
Thomas Van Dyck
Chairman

CEO
Andrew Behar
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four 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

four stars

92.50

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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by As You Sow on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by As You Sow on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
As You Sow (CA) 93.98 four stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 88.50 three stars
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 85.47 three stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.17 four stars
The Street Trust (OR) 85.03 three stars

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As You Sow (AYS) promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. AYS engages in dialogue with selected companies, file shareholder resolutions, mobilize investor coalitions, and conduct unique shareholder solicitation initiatives to raise awareness and promote more responsible corporate behavior. Their efforts are targeted at creating large-scale systemic change by establishing sustainable and equitable corporate practices.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,153,112
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,153,112
   Program Service Revenue $525,419
Total Primary Revenue $3,678,531
   Other Revenue $2,552
TOTAL REVENUE $3,681,083
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,351,994
   Administrative Expenses $69,062
   Fundraising Expenses $326,271
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,747,327
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $933,756
   
Net Assets $1,804,900

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
Environmental Health/Waste $564,721 24.0%
Energy $437,995 18.6%
Toxic Enforcement $314,669 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.74 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.76 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 84.91 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 63.16 one star
2011-12 06/01/2013 63.51 one star

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

EIN 94-3169008
Name in IRS Master File AS YOU SOW
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 February, 1993
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
$128,298 4.66% Andrew Behar Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$105,000 3.82% Danielle Fugere President & Chief Counsel

As You Sow (AYS) promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. AYS engages in dialogue with selected companies, file shareholder resolutions, mobilize investor coalitions, and conduct unique shareholder solicitation initiatives to raise awareness and promote more responsible corporate behavior. Their efforts are targeted at creating large-scale systemic change by establishing sustainable and equitable corporate practices.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
As You Sow (CA) 93.98 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 96.17 four stars
EarthShare Georgia (GA) 85.39 three stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 87.14 three stars
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 85.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

As You Sow
1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1450
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 735-8158
fax: (510) 735-8143
EIN: 94-3169008

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Board Leadership

Thomas Van Dyck
Chairman

CEO

Andrew Behar
Chief Executive Officer

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