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Clean Air Task Force

Safeguarding against the worst impacts of climate change.

four stars

91.97

114 State Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 624-0234   Web Site
EIN: 04-3512550

Board Leadership
Wendy Jacobs
Chair

CEO
Armond Cohen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.97 four stars
  Financial 88.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Clean Air Task Force is a nonprofit environmental organization that works to help safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.

Clean Air Task Force is a nonprofit environmental organization that works to help safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.

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Financial

three stars

88.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Air Task Force on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Air Task Force on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Air Task Force (MA) 91.97 four stars
Marine Biological Laboratory (MA) 86.26 three stars
New York Academy of Sciences (NY) 87.84 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 89.02 three stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 96.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,277,111
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,277,111
   Program Service Revenue $30,647
Total Primary Revenue $4,307,758
   Other Revenue $450
TOTAL REVENUE $4,308,208
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,206,155
   Administrative Expenses $819,491
   Fundraising Expenses $135,720
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,161,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,853,158
   
Net Assets $2,641,885

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
Advanced Energy Systems $2,914,160 56.0%
Decarbonization $1,014,022 19.5%
Power Plant Climate and Air Pollution $757,006 14.5%

Ratings History
Clean Air Task Force has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 91.97 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 93.52 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 84.27 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 76.02 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.02 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 81.00 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.71 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 04-3512550
Name in IRS Master File CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE 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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 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
$230,871 3.74% Armond M. Cohen Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Air Task Force (MA) 91.97 four stars
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Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (ME) 90.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clean Air Task Force
114 State Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 624-0234
fax: (617) 624-0230
EIN: 04-3512550

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Board Leadership

Wendy Jacobs
Chair

CEO

Armond Cohen
Executive Director

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