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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Investigation Agency

Protecting the Environment with Intelligence

four stars

91.39

PO Box 53343 Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 483-6621   Web Site
EIN: 52-1654284

CEO
Allan Thornton
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.39 four stars
  Financial 87.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Working in Washington DC since 1989, EIA has identified and implemented solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our campaigns to protect endangered wildlife, forests, and the global climate operate at the intersection between increasing global demand and the accelerating loss of natural resources and species. EIA is a different kind of environmental organization with a unique combination of methods: undercover investigations of criminal activity, a wide variety of scientific, economic and social primary evidence, and campaigning expertise. EIA takes advantage of its independence and mobility to produce game-changing primary evidence. From remote villages in Latin America and Africa, to the negotiating platforms of the UNFCCC, CITES, and Montreal Protocol, we seek to connect with and empower civil society, facilitate dialogue amongst industry and global leaders, and promote frameworks that protect natural resources, wildlife, and the people that depend on them.

Working in Washington DC since 1989, EIA has identified and implemented solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our campaigns to protect endangered wildlife, forests, and the global climate operate at the intersection between increasing global demand and the accelerating loss of natural resources and species. EIA is a different kind of environmental organization with a unique combination of methods: undercover investigations of criminal activity, a wide variety of scientific, economic and social primary evidence, and campaigning expertise. EIA takes advantage of its independence and mobility to produce game-changing primary evidence. From remote villages in Latin America and Africa, to the negotiating platforms of the UNFCCC, CITES, and Montreal Protocol, we seek to connect with and empower civil society, facilitate dialogue amongst industry and global leaders, and promote frameworks that protect natural resources, wildlife, and the people that depend on them.

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Financial

three stars

87.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
97.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Investigation Agency on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Investigation Agency on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 91.39 four stars
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 89.37 three stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 94.13 four stars
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD) 86.06 three stars
PennFuture (PA) 92.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,402,304
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,268,961
Total Contributions $5,671,265
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,671,265
   Other Revenue $6,001
TOTAL REVENUE $5,677,266
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,883,593
   Administrative Expenses $64,760
   Fundraising Expenses $26,617
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,974,970
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $702,296
   
Net Assets $3,870,200

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
Forest Campaign $3,490,770 71.5%
Elephants Campaign $867,395 17.8%
Cetaceans Campaign $264,501 5.4%

Ratings History
Environmental Investigation Agency has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 91.39 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 93.45 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2019 89.39 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 74.36 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 76.07 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.30 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 73.53 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 52-1654284
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY
NTEE Code Q19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
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 March, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,786 3.11% Allan Thornton President
Other Salaries of Note
$151,150 3.03% Alexander Von Bismarck Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 91.39 four stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 85.34 three stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 91.03 four stars
PennFuture (PA) 92.67 four stars
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 86.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Investigation Agency
PO Box 53343
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 483-6621
fax: (202) 986-8626
EIN: 52-1654284

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CEO

Allan Thornton
President

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