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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Climate Solutions

Accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis

83.92

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

Board Leadership
Jackie Dingfelder
President

CEO
Gregg Small
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.92
  Financial 78.72
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

78.72

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
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) 83.92
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 91.47
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 94.93
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 92.19
New Buildings Institute (OR) 91.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,026,801
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $428,361
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,455,162
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,455,162
   Other Revenue $-21,317
TOTAL REVENUE $3,433,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,437,187
   Administrative Expenses $401,711
   Fundraising Expenses $437,018
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,275,916
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $157,929
   
Net Assets $1,437,844

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
100% Clean Washington $789,585 32.4%
Communications and Lobbying $722,507 29.6%
100% Clean Oregon $563,979 23.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 83.92
2018-12 11/01/2019 83.01
2018-12 10/01/2019 81.53
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.66
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.15
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.84
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 92.50
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.59
2012-12 09/01/2014 88.53

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,401 3.70% Gregg Small Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Solutions (WA) 83.92
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 92.19
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 91.47
Solar Cookers International (CA) 91.68
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 94.93

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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

Jackie Dingfelder
President

CEO

Gregg Small
Executive Director

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