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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Law Foundation

For a thriving New England

four stars

96.63

62 Summer Street Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 350-0990   Web Site
EIN: 04-6149986

Board Leadership
Sara Molyneaux
Chair

CEO
Bradley M. Campbell
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.63 four stars
  Financial 97.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England's environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England's environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

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Financial

four stars

97.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Law Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Law Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 96.63 four stars
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 89.72 three stars
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 95.30 four stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.34 four stars
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 87.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,272,953
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,272,953
   Program Service Revenue $52,301
Total Primary Revenue $17,325,254
   Other Revenue $177,102
TOTAL REVENUE $17,502,356
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,887,844
   Administrative Expenses $1,446,950
   Fundraising Expenses $1,052,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,387,350
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,115,006
   
Net Assets $26,737,791

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
Clean Energy and Climate Change $2,062,366 23.2%
Ocean Conservation $1,963,987 22.1%
Clean Air and Water $1,877,737 21.1%

Ratings History
Conservation Law Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 10/01/2019 96.63 four stars
2017-07 12/21/2018 91.21 four stars
2017-07 12/01/2018 89.94 three stars
2016-07 07/01/2018 86.98 three stars
2015-07 11/01/2016 92.45 four stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 94.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 94.84 four stars
2013-07 12/22/2014 97.71 four stars
2012-07 11/01/2013 96.68 four stars
2011-07 12/01/2012 85.18 three stars
2010-07 12/01/2011 86.02 three stars
2009-07 09/20/2011 77.84 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 07/01/2010 82.50 three stars
2008-07 10/01/2009 84.65 three stars
2007-07 03/01/2009 84.31 three stars
2006-07 05/01/2007 78.09 two stars
2005-07 11/01/2006 80.76 three stars
2004-07 12/01/2005 78.79 two stars
2003-07 11/01/2004 89.93 three stars
2002-07 12/01/2003 92.98 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 04-6149986
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION INC
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related 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 July, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,762 2.06% Bradley Campbell President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 96.63 four stars
Ceres (MA) 96.52 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.06 three stars
350.org (NY) 95.03 four stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 92.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Law Foundation
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 350-0990
fax: (617) 350-4030
EIN: 04-6149986

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Board Leadership

Sara Molyneaux
Chair

CEO

Bradley M. Campbell
President

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