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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

EarthEcho International

Inspiring young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.

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three stars

83.69

2101 L Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 350-3190   Web Site
EIN: 95-4789334

Board Leadership
Richard Nespola
Chairperson

CEO
Mia DeMezza
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.69 three stars
  Financial 77.29 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, our mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.

EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, our mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.

Impact Information

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Financial

two stars

77.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EarthEcho International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by EarthEcho International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EarthEcho International (DC) 83.69 three stars
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (ME) 94.15 four stars
The Ocean Foundation (DC) 96.46 four stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 88.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $755,555
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $755,555
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $755,555
   Other Revenue $27,832
TOTAL REVENUE $783,387
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $639,279
   Administrative Expenses $87,086
   Fundraising Expenses $74,095
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $800,460
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,073
   
Net Assets $272,289

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
Expeditions $219,421 34.3%
EarthEcho Water Challenge $198,057 31.0%
STEMExplore $141,521 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 83.69 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.66 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 78.80 two stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 83.12 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 81.64 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 77.58 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 76.04 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 77.38 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 73.12 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 95-4789334
Name in IRS Master File EARTH ECHO INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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, 2000
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
$101,199 12.64% Mia Demezza Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
EarthEcho International (DC) 83.69 three stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
Surfrider Foundation (CA) 85.27 three stars
Oceana (DC) 94.11 four stars
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

EarthEcho International
2101 L Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 350-3190
fax: (202) 857-3977
EIN: 95-4789334

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Board Leadership

Richard Nespola
Chairperson

CEO

Mia DeMezza
Executive Director

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