Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Climate Central

Researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change

85.98

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

Board Leadership
Dr. Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO
Dr. Benjamin Strauss
CEO and Chief Scientist

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.98
  Financial 80.18
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

80.18

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,728,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $609,714
Total Contributions $8,338,334
   Program Service Revenue $32,025
Total Primary Revenue $8,370,359
   Other Revenue $160,068
TOTAL REVENUE $8,530,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,720,298
   Administrative Expenses $390,555
   Fundraising Expenses $827,652
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,938,505
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,591,922
   
Net Assets $5,737,750

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$259,594 4.37% Benjamin Strauss CEO, Chief Scientist

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Central (NJ) 85.98
The Nature Conservancy (VA) 85.32
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 92.96
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 86.17
WILD Foundation (CO) 93.95

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Dr. Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO

Dr. Benjamin Strauss
CEO and Chief Scientist