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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Geos Institute

Leading the way to climate change solutions that matter

three stars

82.79

84 Fourth Street Ashland, OR 97520
tel: (541) 482-4459   Web Site
EIN: 93-0880205

Board Leadership
Ken Crocker
President

CEO
Tonya Graham
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.79 three stars
  Financial 76.70 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Geos Institute is a team of scientists, facilitators, and process innovators who believe that the global climate crisis will push humanity to make a collective decision – move toward greater cohesion and peace or widespread violence and conflict. We do not have all of the answers, but we lean hard toward peace and cohesion. And we do that by working on the systems where we believe our focus can have the greatest impact on people and the natural world – community decision making, forest management, and river system restoration. Our team works hard to create a future where we have successfully and collaboratively addressed the systemic causes of climate change to bring about a healthy and prosperous world for people and wildlife. The science is clear. The climate is changing rapidly and in dangerous ways. And human activity is the primary cause.

The Geos Institute is a team of scientists, facilitators, and process innovators who believe that the global climate crisis will push humanity to make a collective decision – move toward greater cohesion and peace or widespread violence and conflict. We do not have all of the answers, but we lean hard toward peace and cohesion. And we do that by working on the systems where we believe our focus can have the greatest impact on people and the natural world – community decision making, forest management, and river system restoration. Our team works hard to create a future where we have successfully and collaboratively addressed the systemic causes of climate change to bring about a healthy and prosperous world for people and wildlife. The science is clear. The climate is changing rapidly and in dangerous ways. And human activity is the primary cause.

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Financial

two stars

76.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geos Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geos Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geos Institute (OR) 82.79 three stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 91.68 four stars
Global Green USA (CA) 88.93 three stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.87 four stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $352,932
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,262
Total Contributions $359,194
   Program Service Revenue $220,042
Total Primary Revenue $579,236
   Other Revenue $16,689
TOTAL REVENUE $595,925
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $715,239
   Administrative Expenses $127,886
   Fundraising Expenses $27,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $870,709
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-274,784
   
Net Assets $238,255

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 Legacies Initiative $415,396 58.1%
ClimateWise Initiative $200,002 28.0%
Working Waters Initiative $99,841 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 82.79 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.30 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 85.00 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 90.50 four 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 93-0880205
Name in IRS Master File GEOS INSTITUTE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1993
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
$92,021 10.56% Tonya Graham Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geos Institute (OR) 82.79 three stars
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Clean Wisconsin (WI) 89.72 three stars
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 93.45 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Geos Institute
84 Fourth Street
Ashland, OR 97520
tel: (541) 482-4459
fax: (541) 482-7282
EIN: 93-0880205

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Board Leadership

Ken Crocker
President

CEO

Tonya Graham
Executive Director

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