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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Everglades Foundation

Three Decades of Commitment to Restoring and Protecting America's Everglades

three stars

82.32

18001 Old Cutler Road Suite 625
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
tel: (305) 251-0001   Web Site
EIN: 59-3228899

Board Leadership
Carlos de la Cruz Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Eric Eikenberg
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 88.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, the Everglades Foundation is a science-based, non-profit organization dedicated solely to restoring one of the world's greatest natural ecosystems - America's Everglades. From the Kissimmee River Watershed to the St. Lucie & Caloosahatchee Rivers, and south to Florida Bay, the Everglades is the water supply for over 8 million Floridians and a major driver of Florida's economy. The Foundation advances scientifically sound and achievable solutions to reverse environmental damage to Everglades. To do so, it builds consensus among public and private organizations, forms coalitions, sets priorities and promotes a widespread understanding of the Everglades and its irreplaceable environmental and economic value.

Founded in 1994, the Everglades Foundation is a science-based, non-profit organization dedicated solely to restoring one of the world's greatest natural ecosystems - America's Everglades. From the Kissimmee River Watershed to the St. Lucie & Caloosahatchee Rivers, and south to Florida Bay, the Everglades is the water supply for over 8 million Floridians and a major driver of Florida's economy. The Foundation advances scientifically sound and achievable solutions to reverse environmental damage to Everglades. To do so, it builds consensus among public and private organizations, forms coalitions, sets priorities and promotes a widespread understanding of the Everglades and its irreplaceable environmental and economic value.

Financial

three stars

88.14

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Everglades Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Everglades Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 82.32 three stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 88.63 three stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 99.02 four stars
Manomet (MA) 85.65 three stars
LightHawk (CO) 91.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,214,196
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $463,933
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,678,129
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,678,129
   Other Revenue $2,281,236
TOTAL REVENUE $10,959,365
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,664,945
   Administrative Expenses $677,446
   Fundraising Expenses $1,431,321
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,773,712
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,185,653
   
Net Assets $8,323,832

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.32 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 91.49 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.03 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.91 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 89.35 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.14 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 83.75 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 83.14 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.95 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 81.30 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 80.36 three 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 59-3228899
Name in IRS Master File THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(559) Other matters
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 March, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
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
$281,506 2.88% Eric Eikenberg CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Everglades Foundation (FL) 82.32 three stars
Natural Resources Defense Council (NY) 94.87 four stars
California Native Plant Society (CA) 90.97 four stars
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Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Everglades Foundation
18001 Old Cutler Road
Suite 625
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
tel: (305) 251-0001
EIN: 59-3228899

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Board Leadership

Carlos de la Cruz Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Eric Eikenberg
Chief Executive Officer

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