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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

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

91.16

1101 15th Street NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 91.16 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 92.22 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.88 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 92.24 four stars
Oregon Environmental Council (OR) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,375,209
   Federated Campaigns $1,719
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,376,928
   Program Service Revenue $990,842
Total Primary Revenue $3,367,770
   Other Revenue $48,273
TOTAL REVENUE $3,416,043
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,287,531
   Administrative Expenses $383,092
   Fundraising Expenses $94,473
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,765,096
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $650,947
   
Net Assets $2,326,298

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 $684,586 29.9%
Environmental Health Program $528,436 23.1%
People, Land & Resources $481,892 21.1%

Ratings History
Center for International Environmental Law has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 96.20 four stars
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)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,172 5.28% W. Carroll Muffett President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 91.16 four stars
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 91.45 four stars
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 87.25 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 92.24 four stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for International Environmental Law
1101 15th Street NW
11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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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