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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Alliance for Climate Education

We're taking control of our future.

three stars

80.59

4676 Broadway Suite A
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (720) 866-8796   Web Site
EIN: 26-3106566

Board Leadership
Michael A. Haas
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Leah Qusba
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.59 three stars
  Financial 72.85 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Alliance for Climate Education's mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. By empowering youth to take action within a frame of justice and optimism, we are growing and strengthening the climate movement, and shifting the national discourse on climate in ways that are proven to affect public opinion and policy.

Alliance for Climate Education's mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. By empowering youth to take action within a frame of justice and optimism, we are growing and strengthening the climate movement, and shifting the national discourse on climate in ways that are proven to affect public opinion and policy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients participating in educational programs
364,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

two stars

72.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance for Climate Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance for Climate Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for Climate Education (CO) 80.59 three stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars
Second Nature (MA) 90.88 four stars
Training Resources for the Environmental Community (NM) 89.73 three stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,051,165
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,051,165
   Program Service Revenue $4,290
Total Primary Revenue $2,055,455
   Other Revenue $5,965
TOTAL REVENUE $2,061,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,495,808
   Administrative Expenses $380,689
   Fundraising Expenses $234,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,110,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-49,317
   
Net Assets $254,891

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
Education Program $705,880 47.2%
Digital Engagement Program $368,894 24.7%
Leadership Program $152,407 10.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 80.59 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2019 79.69 two stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 78.44 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2018 78.46 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 26-3106566
Name in IRS Master File ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE EDUCATION INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 January, 2009
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
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,914 5.15% Matt Lappe Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for Climate Education (CO) 80.59 three stars
Second Nature (MA) 90.88 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 93.88 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alliance for Climate Education
4676 Broadway
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (720) 866-8796
EIN: 26-3106566

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Board Leadership

Michael A. Haas
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Leah Qusba
Executive Director

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