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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earth Island Institute

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89.81

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

Board Leadership
Michael Mitrani
President

CEO
Dave Phillips & John Knox
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.81
  Financial 88.03
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.03

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Island Institute (CA) 89.81
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.42
Appalachian Voices (NC) 95.31
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.18
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 95.97

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Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower, Earth Island Institute is a public interest membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet. Since its founding, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends. Our Project Support program acts as an incubator for start-up environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals with new ideas for promoting ecological sustainability. We also inform and inspire people to take action through our award-winning quarterly magazine, Earth Island Journal. We act as an umbrella organization, providing individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives by offering a wide range of professional services.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,815,253
   Federated Campaigns $38,126
   Membership Dues $315,399
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,268,318
Total Contributions $9,437,096
   Program Service Revenue $1,173,783
Total Primary Revenue $10,610,879
   Other Revenue $559,320
TOTAL REVENUE $11,170,199
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,018,990
   Administrative Expenses $1,420,540
   Fundraising Expenses $907,414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,346,944
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-176,745
   
Net Assets $8,643,982

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.81
2013-12 06/01/2016 92.79
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.55
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.61
2011-12 12/20/2012 92.33
2010-12 12/01/2011 91.07
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.94
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 95.51
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.72
2007-12 12/01/2008 93.54
2006-12 12/01/2007 93.59
2005-12 12/15/2006 78.20
2004-12 12/01/2005 72.16
2003-12 07/01/2005 74.02
2002-12 12/01/2003 91.19
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.83
2000-12 04/15/2002 93.61

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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,760 0.83% David Phillips Co-Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$89,500 0.78% John Knox Co-Executive Director

Founded in 1982 by legendary environmentalist David R. Brower, Earth Island Institute is a public interest membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet. Since its founding, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends. Our Project Support program acts as an incubator for start-up environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals with new ideas for promoting ecological sustainability. We also inform and inspire people to take action through our award-winning quarterly magazine, Earth Island Journal. We act as an umbrella organization, providing individual projects with the freedom to develop new initiatives by offering a wide range of professional services.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Island Institute (CA) 89.81
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 94.69
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 95.97
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 94.48
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 87.78

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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

Michael Mitrani
President

CEO

Dave Phillips & John Knox
Co-Executive Directors

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