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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earth Island Institute

Helping Environmental Activists Change the World

98.42

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 Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.42
  Financial 97.77
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 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 New Leaders Initiative. Earth Island Advocates, our legal arm, is on a mission to protect irreplaceable resources, sild spaces and wildlife that are critical to a healthy planet.
Earth Island also inspires people to get involved and take action, through the publication of our 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 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 New Leaders Initiative. Earth Island Advocates, our legal arm, is on a mission to protect irreplaceable resources, sild spaces and wildlife that are critical to a healthy planet.
Earth Island also inspires people to get involved and take action, through the publication of our award-winning quarterly magazine, the Earth Island Journal.

Financial

97.77

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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) 98.42
Friends of the Earth (DC) 88.72
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.87
Environmental Initiative (MN) 93.70
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (MA) 87.62

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,076,515
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $351,562
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $510,951
Total Contributions $12,939,028
   Program Service Revenue $1,636,482
Total Primary Revenue $14,575,510
   Other Revenue $777,413
TOTAL REVENUE $15,352,923
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,106,003
   Administrative Expenses $894,709
   Fundraising Expenses $502,557
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,503,269
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,849,654
   
Net Assets $17,992,898

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 Network $8,865,278 87.7%
Project Support $432,649 4.3%
Earth Island Journal $335,553 3.3%

Ratings History
Earth Island Institute has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 98.42
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.08
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.24
2016-06 12/22/2017 86.49
2015-06 09/01/2017 91.53
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

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)
(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
$135,985 1.18% David Phillips Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earth Island Institute (CA) 98.42
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 91.43
WILD Foundation (CO) 93.95
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 86.17
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (MA) 87.62

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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 Director

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