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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Second Nature

Commitment. Action. Innovation.

three stars

89.82

18 Tremont Street Suite 608
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 722-0036   Web Site
EIN: 04-3195772

Board Leadership
James L. Buizer
Chair

CEO
Timothy Carter
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.82 three stars
  Financial 87.43 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1993, Second Nature has played a critical role in mobilizing higher education to move the needle towards the goal of a sustainable society. We created and oversee the largest voluntary carbon neutrality commitment in any sector in the United States. Millions of students have passed through these schools and this history has placed Second Nature in a key leadership position working with higher education to advance sustainability.

Since its founding in 1993, Second Nature has played a critical role in mobilizing higher education to move the needle towards the goal of a sustainable society. We created and oversee the largest voluntary carbon neutrality commitment in any sector in the United States. Millions of students have passed through these schools and this history has placed Second Nature in a key leadership position working with higher education to advance sustainability.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of program/model/intervention innovations
11
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
1,531
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Nature on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Nature on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Nature (MA) 89.82 three stars
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 89.62 three stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 89.15 three stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 90.57 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $588,217
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,049,868
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,638,085
   Program Service Revenue $281,173
Total Primary Revenue $1,919,258
   Other Revenue $2,915
TOTAL REVENUE $1,922,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,407,815
   Administrative Expenses $219,116
   Fundraising Expenses $64,317
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,691,248
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $230,925
   
Net Assets $574,200

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2019 89.82 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 77.15 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 75.95 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 79.81 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.17 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 77.16 two 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 04-3195772
Name in IRS Master File SECOND NATURE INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 August, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,058 11.76% Timothy Carter President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Nature (MA) 89.82 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 93.62 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 91.44 four stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 92.38 four stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Nature
18 Tremont Street
Suite 608
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 722-0036
fax: (617) 259-1734
EIN: 04-3195772

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Board Leadership

James L. Buizer
Chair

CEO

Timothy Carter
President

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