Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

The environment is where we live, work, play, pray and learn

four stars

96.59

1854 Amsterdam Ave 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10031
tel: (212) 961-1000   Web Site
EIN: 13-3800068

Board Leadership
Gregory J. Anderson
Chair

CEO
Peggy Shepard
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.59 four stars
  Financial 96.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

One of the first environmental organizations in New York State to be run by people of color, and the first environmental justice organization in New York City, WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded and incorporated in 1988 as the result of local community struggles around environmental threats and resulting health disparities created by institutionalized racism and the lack of social and political capital, all dynamics that led to the siting and poor management of the North River Sewage Treatment Plant, the siting and operation of 6 out of 7 New York City diesel bus depots in Northern Manhattan, the operation in our community of the only 24-hour Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, the use of Northern Manhattan communities as New York City's dumping ground, and the exclusion of communities of color from democratic decision-making.

One of the first environmental organizations in New York State to be run by people of color, and the first environmental justice organization in New York City, WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded and incorporated in 1988 as the result of local community struggles around environmental threats and resulting health disparities created by institutionalized racism and the lack of social and political capital, all dynamics that led to the siting and poor management of the North River Sewage Treatment Plant, the siting and operation of 6 out of 7 New York City diesel bus depots in Northern Manhattan, the operation in our community of the only 24-hour Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, the use of Northern Manhattan communities as New York City's dumping ground, and the exclusion of communities of color from democratic decision-making.

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Financial

four stars

96.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WE ACT for Environmental Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WE ACT for Environmental Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,177,728
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $368,206
Total Contributions $2,545,934
   Program Service Revenue $500
Total Primary Revenue $2,546,434
   Other Revenue $246,121
TOTAL REVENUE $2,792,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,058,904
   Administrative Expenses $363,332
   Fundraising Expenses $143,072
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,565,308
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $227,247
   
Net Assets $1,873,953

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 4.28% Peggy Shepard Executive Director

Mission

One of the first environmental organizations in New York State to be run by people of color, and the first environmental justice organization in New York City, WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded and incorporated in 1988 as the result of local community struggles around environmental threats and resulting health disparities created by institutionalized racism and the lack of social and political capital, all dynamics that led to the siting and poor management of the North River Sewage Treatment Plant, the siting and operation of 6 out of 7 New York City diesel bus depots in Northern Manhattan, the operation in our community of the only 24-hour Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, the use of Northern Manhattan communities as New York City's dumping ground, and the exclusion of communities of color from democratic decision-making.

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Charity Contact Info

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
1854 Amsterdam Ave
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10031
tel: (212) 961-1000
fax: (212) 961-1015
EIN: 13-3800068

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Board Leadership

Gregory J. Anderson
Chair

CEO

Peggy Shepard
Executive Director