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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earth Island Institute

Helping Environmental Activists Change the World

four stars

91.53

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 91.53 four stars
  Financial 88.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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 12.3%
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) 91.53 four stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 91.63 four stars
Acterra (CA) 90.17 four stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.18 four stars
Ecotrust (OR) 90.27 four stars

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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.

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.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 04/15/2002 93.61 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, 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 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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Island Institute (CA) 91.53 four stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 96.34 four stars
WiLDCOAST (CA) 92.92 four stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.18 four stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 97.85 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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