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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Earthjustice

Because the earth needs a good lawyer

96.29

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.29
  Financial 95.70
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 08/01/2022 and includes data from FY2021, 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

95.70

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2022 and includes data from FY2021, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.89
  Program Expenses Growth 20.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
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) 96.29
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (WY) 85.65
Oregon Wild (OR) 85.39
Environmental Advocates NY (NY) 97.78
Ohio Environmental Council (OH) 85.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $107,781,184
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $107,781,184
   Program Service Revenue $4,036,477
Total Primary Revenue $111,817,661
   Other Revenue $3,074,925
TOTAL REVENUE $114,892,586
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $85,504,605
   Administrative Expenses $9,904,481
   Fundraising Expenses $11,417,237
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $106,826,323
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,066,263
   
Net Assets $273,350,736

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 $59,168,711 69.2%
Increased Awareness $26,273,899 30.7%

Ratings History
Earthjustice has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2021-06 08/01/2022 96.29
2020-06 10/01/2021 96.14
2019-06 10/01/2020 96.12
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.61
2017-06 01/09/2019 94.85
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.37
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.25
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

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
$433,424 0.40% Abigail Dillen President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Earthjustice (CA) 96.29
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 97.40
Ohio Environmental Council (OH) 85.74
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NC) 90.97
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 90.28

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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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