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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Geos Institute

Helping local leaders build whole community climate resilience

81.45

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.45
  Financial 74.08
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Geos Institute helps communities build resilience in the face of climate change using science and local knowledge. Our holistic approach prioritizes the needs of ecosystems and those on the frontlines of climate change impacts.

We have two primary programs: ClimateWise (a full service climate resilience consulting team) and Climate Ready Communities (an assisted do-it-yourself program for small to mid-sized and under-resourced communities). See www.ClimateWise.org and www.ClimateReadyCommunities.org.

Our staff is large enough to be a significant presence in the climate resilience field, yet small enough to remain nimble. This allows us to take advantage of opportunities and address shifting circumstances as they arise. By focusing our expertise on developing holistic solutions in partnership with other allied organizations, we are able to impact large systems.

The Geos Institute helps communities build resilience in the face of climate change using science and local knowledge. Our holistic approach prioritizes the needs of ecosystems and those on the frontlines of climate change impacts.

We have two primary programs: ClimateWise (a full service climate resilience consulting team) and Climate Ready Communities (an assisted do-it-yourself program for small to mid-sized and under-resourced communities). See www.ClimateWise.org and www.ClimateReadyCommunities.org.

Our staff is large enough to be a significant presence in the climate resilience field, yet small enough to remain nimble. This allows us to take advantage of opportunities and address shifting circumstances as they arise. By focusing our expertise on developing holistic solutions in partnership with other allied organizations, we are able to impact large systems.

Financial

74.08

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth -8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geos Institute (OR) 81.45
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02
Oregon Wild (OR) 85.39
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 93.43
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 86.97

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $278,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $278,505
   Program Service Revenue $431,124
Total Primary Revenue $709,629
   Other Revenue $25,539
TOTAL REVENUE $735,168
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $649,203
   Administrative Expenses $129,580
   Fundraising Expenses $24,124
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $802,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-67,739
   
Net Assets $170,516

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 $339,926 52.4%
ClimateWise Initiative $302,163 46.5%
Working Waters Initiative $7,114 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 81.45
2018-12 09/01/2020 83.28
2018-12 12/01/2019 82.79
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.30
2016-12 03/01/2018 85.00
2015-12 09/01/2017 90.50

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
$124,249 15.47% Dominick Dellasala President
Other Salaries of Note
$91,083 11.34% Tonya Graham Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geos Institute (OR) 81.45
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 92.23
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 90.30
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 87.08
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD) 92.57

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Ken Crocker
President

CEO

Tonya Graham
Executive Director

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