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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ecotrust

Building a world where people and nature thrive together

93.62

721 Northwest Ninth Avenue Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
tel: (503) 227-6225   Web Site
EIN: 93-1050144

Board Leadership
Spencer B. Beebe
Founder and Executive Chair

CEO
Jeremy Barnicle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.62
  Financial 91.92
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ecotrust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ecotrust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ecotrust (OR) 93.62
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 96.17
Environmental Initiative (MN) 91.19
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 91.93
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 91.41

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Ecotrust is building a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being.

In three core program areas - Food and Farms, Forests, and Fisheries - Ecotrust brings the knowledge, technology, and resources we need to build a natural model of development: one that cares for our lands while providing for our communities. We've restored over 6,500 acres of critical salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest, while creating hundreds of jobs for local communities. We've helped get local food into the lunch line for 500,000 of Oregon's school kids. And over our 25-year history, we've preserved more than 1 million acres of wilderness and working lands.

Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. Join us.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,092,410
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,016
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,403,614
Total Contributions $5,551,040
   Program Service Revenue $2,844,639
Total Primary Revenue $8,395,679
   Other Revenue $345,023
TOTAL REVENUE $8,740,702
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,671,105
   Administrative Expenses $1,445,759
   Fundraising Expenses $349,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,466,114
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-725,412
   
Net Assets $19,990,645

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
Natural Capital Fund $2,964,416 38.6%
Knowledge Systems $2,252,655 29.4%
Forests and Ecosystems $1,566,298 20.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 02/01/2017 93.62
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.34
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.16
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.07
2012-12 07/01/2014 94.93
2012-12 06/01/2014 93.50
2011-12 09/01/2013 93.85
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.63
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.19
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.19
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 99.11
2008-12 06/01/2010 98.80
2007-12 06/01/2009 95.19
2006-12 10/01/2007 90.68
2005-12 10/01/2006 95.51
2004-12 10/01/2005 90.59
2003-12 11/01/2004 98.54
2002-12 01/01/2004 90.52
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.32
2000-06 10/15/2002 88.05

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-1050144
Name in IRS Master File ECOTRUST
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 October, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 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
$117,578 1.24% Astrid Scholz Executive Director, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$172,967 1.82% Spencer Beebe President

Ecotrust is building a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being.

In three core program areas - Food and Farms, Forests, and Fisheries - Ecotrust brings the knowledge, technology, and resources we need to build a natural model of development: one that cares for our lands while providing for our communities. We've restored over 6,500 acres of critical salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest, while creating hundreds of jobs for local communities. We've helped get local food into the lunch line for 500,000 of Oregon's school kids. And over our 25-year history, we've preserved more than 1 million acres of wilderness and working lands.

Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. Join us.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ecotrust (OR) 93.62
Acadia Center (ME) 96.01
LightHawk (CO) 91.64
Rare (VA) 98.23
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 88.39

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Charity Contact Info

Ecotrust
721 Northwest Ninth Avenue
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
tel: (503) 227-6225
fax: (503) 222-1517
EIN: 93-1050144

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Board Leadership

Spencer B. Beebe
Founder and Executive Chair

CEO

Jeremy Barnicle
Executive Director

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