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Alliance for Climate Education

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two stars

79.69

4696 Broadway Suite 2
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (720) 458-0685   Web Site
EIN: 26-3106566

Board Leadership
Michael A. Haas
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Matt Lappé
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.69 two stars
  Financial 71.57 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 2017
Number of clients participating in educational programs
167,000
Total dollars received in contributions
2,114,000
This impact information is current as of July 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

two stars

71.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.0%
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.

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Alliance for Climate Education (CO) 79.69 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,784,267
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,784,267
   Program Service Revenue $22,829
Total Primary Revenue $1,807,096
   Other Revenue $274
TOTAL REVENUE $1,807,370
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,440,018
   Administrative Expenses $239,740
   Fundraising Expenses $352,672
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,032,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-225,060
   
Net Assets $304,208

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
Leadership Program $153,519 10.7%
Digital Engagement Program $511,225 35.5%
Professional Development & Managerial Program $691,867 48.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,105 5.56% Matt Lappe Executive Director

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Alliance for Climate Education (CO) 79.69 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

Alliance for Climate Education
4696 Broadway
Suite 2
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (720) 458-0685
EIN: 26-3106566

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Board Leadership

Michael A. Haas
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Matt Lappé
Executive Director

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