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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ecotrust

Building a world where people and nature thrive together

four stars

90.27

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 90.27 four stars
  Financial 86.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.13
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.3%
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) 90.27 four stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 90.59 four stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 100.00 four stars
Island Press (DC) 85.55 three stars
The Street Trust (OR) 85.03 three stars

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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 $3,417,956
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $53,729
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,417,108
Total Contributions $4,888,793
   Program Service Revenue $1,507,478
Total Primary Revenue $6,396,271
   Other Revenue $801,416
TOTAL REVENUE $7,197,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,417,710
   Administrative Expenses $984,613
   Fundraising Expenses $440,899
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,843,222
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-645,535
   
Net Assets $23,402,283

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 $2,576,806 40.2%
Knowledge Systems $1,327,326 20.7%
Forests and Ecosystems $1,363,968 21.3%

Ratings History
Ecotrust has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.27 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 93.62 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.16 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.07 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 94.93 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 93.50 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 93.85 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.63 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.19 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.19 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 99.11 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 98.80 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 95.19 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 90.68 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 95.51 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 90.59 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 98.54 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 90.52 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.32 four 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 93-1050144
Name in IRS Master File ECOTRUST
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$186,614 2.37% 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) 90.27 four stars
Seed Savers Exchange (IA) 87.02 three stars
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 85.47 three stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 85.90 three stars
SOLVE (OR) 90.03 four stars

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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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