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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earthjustice

Because the earth needs a good lawyer

four stars

93.37

50 California Street Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (800) 584-6460   Web Site
EIN: 94-1730465

Board Leadership
George Martin
Chair

CEO
Trip Van Noppen
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.37 four stars
  Financial 91.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice fights to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, protect people's health, advance clean energy, and combat climate change. As the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, we take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We have more than 100 attorneys in 13 regional offices and satellites, an international program, and communications and policy teams. We partner with hundreds of organizations, tribes, and communities-whom we represent free of charge-to take on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice fights to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, protect people's health, advance clean energy, and combat climate change. As the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, we take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We have more than 100 attorneys in 13 regional offices and satellites, an international program, and communications and policy teams. We partner with hundreds of organizations, tribes, and communities-whom we represent free of charge-to take on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change.

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Financial

four stars

91.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earthjustice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Earthjustice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earthjustice (CA) 93.37 four stars
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 85.20 three stars
Ceres (MA) 93.57 four stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 96.20 four stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 91.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,415,416
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $47,415,416
   Program Service Revenue $3,529,854
Total Primary Revenue $50,945,270
   Other Revenue $966,629
TOTAL REVENUE $51,911,899
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,558,760
   Administrative Expenses $3,472,804
   Fundraising Expenses $5,564,456
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $45,596,020
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,315,879
   
Net Assets $74,231,132

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
Free Legal Representation $27,434,949 75.0%
Increased Awareness $9,123,811 25.0%

Ratings History
Earthjustice has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.37 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.25 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.59 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 94.48 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.74 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 90.94 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.99 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 92.36 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 92.89 four stars
2006-07 04/01/2007 87.50 three stars
2005-07 04/01/2006 83.14 three stars
2004-07 05/01/2005 63.97 one star
2003-07 07/01/2004 79.81 two stars
2002-07 04/15/2003 84.47 three stars
2001-07 10/15/2002 87.32 three 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 94-1730465
Name in IRS Master File EARTHJUSTICE
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 (460) Public interest litigation activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 1971
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$392,299 0.86% Donnell Van Noppen President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earthjustice (CA) 93.37 four stars
Geos Institute (OR) 85.00 three stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 92.58 four stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 91.14 four stars
Group for the East End (NY) 90.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Earthjustice
50 California Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (800) 584-6460
fax: (415) 217-2040
EIN: 94-1730465

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Board Leadership

George Martin
Chair

CEO

Trip Van Noppen
President

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