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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earthjustice

Because the earth needs a good lawyer

92.77

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

Board Leadership
Geroge Martin
Chair

CEO
Trip Van Noppen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.77
  Financial 90.24
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

90.24

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
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) 92.77
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (DC) 89.39
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 89.18
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 95.56
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 88.29

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Earthjustice (CA) 92.77
World Resources Institute (DC) 100.00
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 89.18
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.16
Environmental Working Group (DC) 87.38

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Earthjustice is a public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities. Established as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in 1971, Earthjustice has a legal staff of more than 50 in eight offices around the country. Earthjustice uses federal and state environmental laws to protect the environment by taking government agencies to court for failing to enforce our nation's environmental laws, and corporations for breaking them. Earthjustice does this work on behalf of hundreds of community and environmental groups, providing legal services free of charge.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,562,786
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $42,562,786
   Program Service Revenue $2,337,012
Total Primary Revenue $44,899,798
   Other Revenue $1,183,917
TOTAL REVENUE $46,083,715
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $30,655,778
   Administrative Expenses $2,315,138
   Fundraising Expenses $5,452,596
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,423,512
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,660,203
   
Net Assets $62,837,078

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 $21,753,157 71.0%
Increased Awareness $8,902,621 29.0%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.77
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.59
2013-06 10/01/2014 94.48
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.74
2011-06 07/01/2012 90.94
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.99
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 92.36
2008-06 04/01/2009 92.89
2006-07 04/01/2007 87.50
2005-07 04/01/2006 83.14
2004-07 05/01/2005 63.97
2003-07 07/01/2004 79.81
2002-07 04/15/2003 84.47
2001-07 10/15/2002 87.32

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, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011
  • June, 2010

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
$367,606 0.95% Donnell Van Noppen President

Earthjustice is a public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities. Established as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in 1971, Earthjustice has a legal staff of more than 50 in eight offices around the country. Earthjustice uses federal and state environmental laws to protect the environment by taking government agencies to court for failing to enforce our nation's environmental laws, and corporations for breaking them. Earthjustice does this work on behalf of hundreds of community and environmental groups, providing legal services free of charge.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earthjustice (CA) 92.77
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 89.07
Environmental Integrity Project (DC) 90.71
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 91.13
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 93.16

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Earthjustice (CA) 92.77
World Resources Institute (DC) 100.00
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 89.18
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.16
Environmental Working Group (DC) 87.38

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Charity Contact Info

Earthjustice
50 California Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (800) 584-6460
fax: (415) 217-2000
EIN: 94-1730465

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Board Leadership

Geroge Martin
Chair

CEO

Trip Van Noppen
President

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