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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earth Island Institute

Helping Environmental Activists Change the World

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four stars

92.08

2150 Allston Way Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 859-9100   Web Site
EIN: 94-2889684

Board Leadership
Josh Floum
President

CEO
Dave Phillips
Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.08 four stars
  Financial 88.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David Brower, Earth Island Institute is a nonprofit conservation organization confronting the unprecedented threats to life on Earth. Earth Island provides support, mentorship, and training to a vibrant network of more than 75 conservation action projects in the US and around the world.
Earth Island also operates the premier youth leadership support and recognition program, the Brower Youth Awards and the New Leaders Initiative.
Earth Island also inspires people to get involved and take action, through publication of the award-winning quarterly magazine, the Earth Island Journal.

Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David Brower, Earth Island Institute is a nonprofit conservation organization confronting the unprecedented threats to life on Earth. Earth Island provides support, mentorship, and training to a vibrant network of more than 75 conservation action projects in the US and around the world.
Earth Island also operates the premier youth leadership support and recognition program, the Brower Youth Awards and the New Leaders Initiative.
Earth Island also inspires people to get involved and take action, through publication of the award-winning quarterly magazine, the Earth Island Journal.

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Financial

three stars

88.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earth Island Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earth Island Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Island Institute (CA) 92.08 four stars
Acterra (CA) 90.34 four stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 91.84 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 87.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,365,549
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $427,881
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $642,598
Total Contributions $12,436,028
   Program Service Revenue $1,395,856
Total Primary Revenue $13,831,884
   Other Revenue $520,822
TOTAL REVENUE $14,352,706
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,630,331
   Administrative Expenses $838,327
   Fundraising Expenses $834,734
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,303,392
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,049,314
   
Net Assets $14,143,244

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
Project Support $7,828,049 90.7%
Earth Island Journal $316,616 3.7%
New Leaders Initiatives $288,872 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.08 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.24 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 86.49 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 91.53 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.81 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 92.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.55 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.61 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 92.33 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 91.07 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.94 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 95.51 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.72 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 93.54 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 93.59 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 78.20 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 72.16 two stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 74.02 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 91.19 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.83 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 94-2889684
Name in IRS Master File EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,895 1.31% David Phillips Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Island Institute (CA) 92.08 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.68 four stars
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 89.03 three stars
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 95.87 four stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Earth Island Institute
2150 Allston Way
Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 859-9100
fax: (510) 859-9091
EIN: 94-2889684

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Board Leadership

Josh Floum
President

CEO

Dave Phillips
Executive Directors

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