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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

I Love A Clean San Diego County

Community. Environment. Education.

two stars

76.17

2508 Historic Decatur Road Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92106
tel: (619) 291-0103   Web Site
EIN: 95-2566791

Board Leadership
Risa Baron
President

CEO
Len Hering
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.17 two stars
  Financial 78.57 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is a leader in encouraging environmental awareness close to home. Known best for successful beach cleanups, ILACSD spearheads a spectrum of environmental initiatives focusing on: resource conservation, waste reduction, recycling, community enhancement and pollution prevention. Through outreach, community involvement and example, ILACSD leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is a leader in encouraging environmental awareness close to home. Known best for successful beach cleanups, ILACSD spearheads a spectrum of environmental initiatives focusing on: resource conservation, waste reduction, recycling, community enhancement and pollution prevention. Through outreach, community involvement and example, ILACSD leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of volunteers
35,310
Number of participants engaged in programs
99,499
Total pounds of debris collected
348,547
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

two stars

78.57

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.58
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by I Love A Clean San Diego County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by I Love A Clean San Diego County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
I Love A Clean San Diego collects teacher evaluation forms from most classroom and assembly-style educational presentations Based on teachers' input and suggestions, our Education Department staff have made efforts to make programming more interactive, inclusive, and appropriate for all learning styles
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
I Love A Clean San Diego County (CA) 76.17 two stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (IN) 90.27 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 90.01 four stars
Friends of the Urban Forest (CA) 87.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $276,820
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,591
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $298,411
   Program Service Revenue $1,282,763
Total Primary Revenue $1,581,174
   Other Revenue $12,580
TOTAL REVENUE $1,593,754
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,154,851
   Administrative Expenses $167,753
   Fundraising Expenses $246,251
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,568,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,899
   
Net Assets $800,540

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
Community Beautification $592,765 51.3%
Environmental Education $366,512 31.7%
Recycling Outreach $195,574 16.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 76.17 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 75.88 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 83.05 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 75.18 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.49 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 72.02 two stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 74.95 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 80.28 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 95-2566791
Name in IRS Master File I LOVE A CLEAN SAN DIEGO COUNTY 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 (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 November, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$25,708 1.63% Len Hering Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$54,484 3.47% Pauline Martinson Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
I Love A Clean San Diego County (CA) 76.17 two stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 93.51 four stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 90.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

I Love A Clean San Diego County
2508 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92106
tel: (619) 291-0103
fax: (619) 298-1314
EIN: 95-2566791

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Board Leadership

Risa Baron
President

CEO

Len Hering
Executive Director

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