Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Climate Central

Researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change

three stars

84.09

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 84.09 three stars
  Financial 80.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

80.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.6%
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 $8,181,682
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $479,256
Total Contributions $8,660,938
   Program Service Revenue $122,849
Total Primary Revenue $8,783,787
   Other Revenue $175,374
TOTAL REVENUE $8,959,161
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,536,583
   Administrative Expenses $613,058
   Fundraising Expenses $946,398
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,096,039
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,863,122
   
Net Assets $3,145,828

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$267,962 4.39% Benjamin Strauss CEO, Chief Scientist
Other Salaries of Note
$182,302 2.99% Paul A. Hanle Former President & CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Climate Central (NJ) 84.09 three stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 90.57 four stars
Western North Carolina Alliance (NC) 87.67 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 88.59 three 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

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Board Leadership

Dr. Stephen W. Pacala
Chair

CEO

Dr. Benjamin Strauss
CEO and Chief Scientist