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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy

Monitoring issues related to energy, water, transportation infrastructure, & information and communication technology

two stars

76.72

Pier 35 Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94133
tel: (415) 788-1786   Web Site
EIN: 94-2579986

Board Leadership
Robert Balgenorth
Chair

CEO
Jay Hansen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.72 two stars
  Financial 79.81 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy is to bring together leadership from the business, labor, community and environmental sectors with elected and appointed officials in roundtable forums concerning the fundamental environmental and economic infrastructure issues in California. We engage participants by conducting two-day conferences for experts and decision makers focused on educating and developing consensus on complex yet critical issues of the day. The roundtable discussions are designed to maximize the amount of time participants have to engage with one another to learn and ideally find common ground on the complex tradeoffs involved in implementing various public policy options.

The mission of the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy is to bring together leadership from the business, labor, community and environmental sectors with elected and appointed officials in roundtable forums concerning the fundamental environmental and economic infrastructure issues in California. We engage participants by conducting two-day conferences for experts and decision makers focused on educating and developing consensus on complex yet critical issues of the day. The roundtable discussions are designed to maximize the amount of time participants have to engage with one another to learn and ideally find common ground on the complex tradeoffs involved in implementing various public policy options.

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Financial

two stars

79.81

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CA) 76.72 two stars
Coming Clean (VT) 88.79 three stars
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) (DC) 91.16 four stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 88.80 three stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,819,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,819,546
   Program Service Revenue $8,729
Total Primary Revenue $1,828,275
   Other Revenue $156,521
TOTAL REVENUE $1,984,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,264,572
   Administrative Expenses $365,633
   Fundraising Expenses $103,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,733,530
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $251,266
   
Net Assets $2,303,843

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
Conferences $812,961 64.3%
Travel Study Projects $451,611 35.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 76.72 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 76.58 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.88 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 80.87 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.55 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.14 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 80.21 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 94-2579986
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
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
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 July, 1979
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
$179,769 10.37% Jay Hansen President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$121,899 7.03% Patrick Mason Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CA) 76.72 two stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 91.85 four stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 94.13 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.88 three stars
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 98.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy
Pier 35
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94133
tel: (415) 788-1786
EIN: 94-2579986

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Board Leadership

Robert Balgenorth
Chair

CEO

Jay Hansen
President, CEO

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