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Research and Public Policy : Non-Medical Science & Technology Research

Clean Air Task Force

Safeguarding against the worst impacts of climate change.

four stars

93.52

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 93.52 four stars
  Financial 90.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

90.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
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) 93.52 four stars
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (ME) 96.10 four stars
Lowell Observatory (AZ) 88.56 three stars
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC) 88.73 three stars
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MA) 92.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,597,516
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,597,516
   Program Service Revenue $7,940
Total Primary Revenue $7,605,456
   Other Revenue $480
TOTAL REVENUE $7,605,936
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,474,063
   Administrative Expenses $795,699
   Fundraising Expenses $98,925
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,368,687
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,237,249
   
Net Assets $4,495,043

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
Coal Education and Advocacy $3,393,310 75.8%
Power Plant Climate and Air Pollution $691,574 15.5%
Other $389,179 8.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$219,938 4.09% Armond M. Cohen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Air Task Force (MA) 93.52 four stars
Long Now Foundation (CA) 89.28 three stars
Institute of Noetic Sciences (CA) 92.50 four stars
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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (DC) 95.43 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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