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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earthjustice

Because the earth needs a good lawyer

four stars

96.12

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

Board Leadership
Fern Shepard
Chair

CEO
Abigail Dillen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.12 four stars
  Financial 95.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

95.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
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) 96.12 four stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.87 four stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 99.41 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.88 three stars
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 93.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $95,780,169
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $95,785,669
   Program Service Revenue $3,487,389
Total Primary Revenue $99,273,058
   Other Revenue $3,534,497
TOTAL REVENUE $102,807,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $61,591,037
   Administrative Expenses $8,776,750
   Fundraising Expenses $8,077,690
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,445,477
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,362,078
   
Net Assets $170,001,650

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 $43,938,501 71.3%
Increased Awareness $17,652,536 28.7%

Ratings History
Earthjustice has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 10/01/2020 96.12 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.61 four stars
2017-06 01/09/2019 94.85 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$290,690 0.37% Abigail Dillen President
Other Salaries of Note
$430,398 0.54% Donnell Van Noppen Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earthjustice (CA) 96.12 four stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 93.92 four stars
PennFuture (PA) 92.67 four stars
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NC) 90.97 four stars
Environmental Integrity Project (DC) 94.30 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

Fern Shepard
Chair

CEO

Abigail Dillen
President

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