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Center for International Environmental Law

Using the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights and ensure a just and sustainable society

four stars

92.19

1350 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-8700   Web Site
EIN: 52-1633220

Board Leadership
David Mattingly
Chair

CEO
Carroll Muffett
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.19 four stars
  Financial 89.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL seeks a world where the law reflects the interconnection between humans and the environment, respects the limits of the planet, protects the dignity and equality of each person, and encourages all of earth's inhabitants to live in balance with each other. CIEL pursues its mission through legal research and advocacy, education and training, with a focus on connecting global challenges to the experiences of communities on the ground. In the process, we build and maintain lasting partnerships with communities and non-profit organizations around the world.

Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL seeks a world where the law reflects the interconnection between humans and the environment, respects the limits of the planet, protects the dignity and equality of each person, and encourages all of earth's inhabitants to live in balance with each other. CIEL pursues its mission through legal research and advocacy, education and training, with a focus on connecting global challenges to the experiences of communities on the ground. In the process, we build and maintain lasting partnerships with communities and non-profit organizations around the world.

Financial

three stars

89.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for International Environmental Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for International Environmental Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 92.19 four stars
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD) 88.24 three stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 92.45 four stars
Group for the East End (NY) 90.06 four stars
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,473,111
   Federated Campaigns $2,016
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,475,127
   Program Service Revenue $651,572
Total Primary Revenue $2,126,699
   Other Revenue $72,680
TOTAL REVENUE $2,199,379
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,377,229
   Administrative Expenses $14,881
   Fundraising Expenses $107,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,499,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-299,973
   
Net Assets $2,163,367

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
Climate And Energy Program $917,924 38.6%
Environmental Health Program $395,901 16.7%
People, Land & Resources $384,017 16.2%

Ratings History
Center for International Environmental Law has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.19 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 93.14 four 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 52-1633220
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INC
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 November, 1990
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,225 5.25% W. Carroll Muffett President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 92.19 four stars
Tri-State Transportation Campaign (NY) 88.11 three stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 93.12 four stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.90 four stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 94.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for International Environmental Law
1350 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-8700
fax: (202) 785-8701
EIN: 52-1633220

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Board Leadership

David Mattingly
Chair

CEO

Carroll Muffett
President and CEO

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