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Oil Change International

Data Driven, People Powered.

four stars

92.02

714 G Street Suite 202
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 518-9029   Web Site
EIN: 20-3272355

Board Leadership
Thomas Cavanagh
Chair

CEO
Stephen Kretzmann
Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy. Rooted in community solidarity and principled policy analysis, we work within larger movements to build a fossil free future. Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a talented, experienced, and dedicated international team of twenty, backed by hundreds of thousands of supporters. We are data driven and people powered.

Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy. Rooted in community solidarity and principled policy analysis, we work within larger movements to build a fossil free future. Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a talented, experienced, and dedicated international team of twenty, backed by hundreds of thousands of supporters. We are data driven and people powered.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oil Change International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oil Change International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Oil Change International (DC) 92.02 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,217,773
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,217,773
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,217,773
   Other Revenue $122,611
TOTAL REVENUE $3,340,384
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,402,574
   Administrative Expenses $190,006
   Fundraising Expenses $158,519
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,751,099
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $589,285
   
Net Assets $1,326,921

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
Research $1,131,771 47.1%
International Fossil Fuel Subsidies Public Education $560,257 23.3%
Domestic Fossil Fuel Subsidies Public Education $449,772 18.7%

Ratings History
Oil Change International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 92.02 four stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 90.58 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 20-3272355
Name in IRS Master File OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
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 February, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,250 4.84% Stephen Kretzmann Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oil Change International (DC) 92.02 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Oil Change International
714 G Street
Suite 202
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 518-9029
EIN: 20-3272355

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Board Leadership

Thomas Cavanagh
Chair

CEO

Stephen Kretzmann
Founder

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