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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Climate Central

Researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change

three stars

83.79

One Palmer Square Suite 402
Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (609) 924-3800   Web Site
EIN: 26-1797336

Board Leadership
Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO
Benjamin Strauss
CEO and Chief Scientist

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.79 three stars
  Financial 82.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Climate Central communicates the science and effects of human-caused climate change to the public and decision-makers. Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Climate Central communicates the science and effects of human-caused climate change to the public and decision-makers. Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

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Financial

three stars

82.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 86.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Climate Central on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Climate Central on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Central (NJ) 83.79 three stars
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 85.81 three stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 99.06 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,151,164
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $675,855
Total Contributions $6,827,019
   Program Service Revenue $188,629
Total Primary Revenue $7,015,648
   Other Revenue $197,770
TOTAL REVENUE $7,213,418
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,279,221
   Administrative Expenses $1,292,588
   Fundraising Expenses $581,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,153,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-940,186
   
Net Assets $282,706

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
Research $3,679,624 58.6%
Communication $2,599,597 41.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 83.79 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.53 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 85.73 three 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 26-1797336
Name in IRS Master File CLIMATE CENTRAL INC
NTEE Code U20
NTEE Classification Science, General
NTEE Type Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
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 November, 2008
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$341,499 4.18% Paul A. Hanle President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$347,496 4.26% Heidi Cullen Chief Scientist

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Central (NJ) 83.79 three stars
LightHawk (CO) 85.34 three stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 91.06 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 95.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Climate Central
One Palmer Square
Suite 402
Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (609) 924-3800
EIN: 26-1797336

Mail donations to:
Suite 402
One Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542

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Board Leadership

Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO

Benjamin Strauss
CEO and Chief Scientist

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