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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Combining legal, legislative and scientific expertise to protect Minnesota's environment

four stars

93.09

1919 University Avenue W. Suite 515
Saint Paul, MN 55104
tel: (651) 223-5969   Web Site
EIN: 23-7412105

Board Leadership
Fred Morris
Chair

CEO
Kathryn Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.09 four stars
  Financial 94.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) is a nonprofit organization using law, science, and research to protect Minnesota's natural resources, wildlife and the health of its people. Since our founding in 1974, we have advocated for sound environmental policies which provide positive, long-term solutions to the most critical environmental issues facing Minnesota. At the heart of our mission is a reverence for nature and a fundamental commitment to sustain and enhance environmental quality for the benefit of future generations.

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) is a nonprofit organization using law, science, and research to protect Minnesota's natural resources, wildlife and the health of its people. Since our founding in 1974, we have advocated for sound environmental policies which provide positive, long-term solutions to the most critical environmental issues facing Minnesota. At the heart of our mission is a reverence for nature and a fundamental commitment to sustain and enhance environmental quality for the benefit of future generations.

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Financial

four stars

94.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 93.09 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 94.61 four stars
Oregon Wild (OR) 88.00 three stars
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 94.14 four stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 91.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,608,122
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $140,117
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,748,239
   Program Service Revenue $146,500
Total Primary Revenue $1,894,739
   Other Revenue $7,691
TOTAL REVENUE $1,902,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,660,345
   Administrative Expenses $252,198
   Fundraising Expenses $191,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,104,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-202,094
   
Net Assets $3,377,444

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
Clean Energy $719,011 43.3%
Wildlife, Natural Resources, and Mining $569,489 34.3%
Water Quality $301,190 18.1%

Ratings History
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 93.09 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.88 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.82 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 95.53 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.04 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.76 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 82.09 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 23-7412105
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY
NTEE Code C99
NTEE Classification Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
(461) Other litigation or support of litigation
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 June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,764 6.45% Kathryn Hoffman Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 93.09 four stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.88 four stars
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 94.14 four stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 97.87 four stars
Coming Clean (VT) 88.79 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
1919 University Avenue W.
Suite 515
Saint Paul, MN 55104
tel: (651) 223-5969
EIN: 23-7412105

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Board Leadership

Fred Morris
Chair

CEO

Kathryn Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer

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