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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

As You Sow

Promoting environmental and social corporate responsibility

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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 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of reports written/published
8
Number of new website visitors
210,220
Number of press releases developed and distributed
63
Number of press articles published
58
This impact information is current as of September 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

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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
Rare (VA) 92.29 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 96.23 four stars
Ecotrust (OR) 89.11 three stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,306,721
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,306,721
   Program Service Revenue $105,960
Total Primary Revenue $3,412,681
   Other Revenue $1,868
TOTAL REVENUE $3,414,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,870,791
   Administrative Expenses $96,674
   Fundraising Expenses $387,693
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,355,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $59,391
   
Net Assets $1,807,987

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
Proxy Power $1,849,541 64.4%
Environmental Health/Waste $508,343 17.7%
Energy $256,871 8.9%
Toxic Enforcement $256,036 8.9%

Ratings History
As You Sow has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.98 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.45 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,583 4.04% Andrew Behar CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$150,000 4.47% Edward Kamonjoh Director Of Divest
$118,965 3.54% Danielle Fugere President, Chief Counsel

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
As You Sow (CA) 93.98 four stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 100.00 four stars
Acterra (CA) 90.16 four stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 90.35 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 91.84 four 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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