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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Climate Solutions

Accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis

three stars

81.53

1402 Third Avenue Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 443-9570   Web Site
EIN: 91-1123302

Board Leadership
Tim Miller
President

CEO
Gregg Small
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.53 three stars
  Financial 76.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Our vision is a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the nation and beyond.

As a Northwest clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions champions transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzes powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicates a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science.

Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Our vision is a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the nation and beyond.

As a Northwest clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions champions transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzes powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicates a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science.

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Financial

two stars

76.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Climate Solutions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Climate Solutions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Solutions (WA) 81.53 three stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 95.38 four stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,317,266
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $690,766
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,008,032
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,008,032
   Other Revenue $-18,759
TOTAL REVENUE $2,989,273
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,240,103
   Administrative Expenses $296,774
   Fundraising Expenses $396,789
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,933,666
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $55,607
   
Net Assets $1,279,915

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
Communications and Lobbying $1,002,618 44.8%
100% Clean Oregon $558,904 24.9%
100% Clean Washington $678,581 30.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 81.53 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.66 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.15 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.84 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.50 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.59 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 88.53 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 91-1123302
Name in IRS Master File CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 January, 1981
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
$117,381 4.00% Gregg Small Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Solutions (WA) 81.53 three stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 95.38 four stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Climate Solutions
1402 Third Avenue
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 443-9570
EIN: 91-1123302

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Board Leadership

Tim Miller
President

CEO

Gregg Small
Executive Director

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