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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Climate Central

Researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change

three stars

85.73

One Palmer Square Suite 330
Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (877) 425-4724   Web Site
EIN: 26-1797336

Board Leadership
Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO
Paul Hanle
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.73 three stars
  Financial 86.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Climate Central works to communicate the science and effects of 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 works to communicate the science and effects of 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

86.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth 32.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.0%
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) 85.73 three stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 96.23 four stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.59 four stars
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 88.73 three stars
LightHawk (CO) 92.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,352,909
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $580,341
Total Contributions $7,933,250
   Program Service Revenue $134,718
Total Primary Revenue $8,067,968
   Other Revenue $164,427
TOTAL REVENUE $8,232,395
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,738,074
   Administrative Expenses $1,090,953
   Fundraising Expenses $468,380
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,297,407
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,065,012
   
Net Assets $1,953,864

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
Communication $4,139,226 47.4%
Research $4,598,848 52.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$344,333 3.34% Paul A. Hanle President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$358,777 3.48% Heidi Cullen Chief Scientist

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Central (NJ) 85.73 three stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.17 four stars
EcoLogic Development Fund (MA) 92.15 four stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 94.69 four stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Climate Central
One Palmer Square
Suite 330
Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (877) 425-4724
EIN: 26-1797336

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Board Leadership

Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO

Paul Hanle
President & CEO

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