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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Second Nature

Commitment. Action. Innovation.

91.44

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

Board Leadership
Judith Ramaley
Chair

CEO
Timothy Carter
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.44
  Financial 87.90
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

87.90

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
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) 91.44
Green Corps (CO) 85.66
Action for the Climate Emergency (CO) 88.39
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 94.69
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 90.78

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $594,551
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $982,176
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,576,727
   Program Service Revenue $402,862
Total Primary Revenue $1,979,589
   Other Revenue $45,593
TOTAL REVENUE $2,025,182
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,508,283
   Administrative Expenses $139,968
   Fundraising Expenses $168,065
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,816,316
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $208,866
   
Net Assets $749,442

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
Second Nature has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 91.44
2019-06 06/01/2020 90.88
2018-06 04/01/2019 89.82
2017-06 09/01/2018 77.15
2016-06 12/22/2017 75.95
2015-06 12/01/2016 79.81
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.17
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 77.16

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
$206,308 11.35% Tim Carter President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Nature (MA) 91.44
Training Resources for the Environmental Community (NM) 87.75
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 94.69
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 86.84
Green Corps (CO) 85.66

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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

Judith Ramaley
Chair

CEO

Timothy Carter
President

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