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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ecotrust

Working for an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future.

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three stars

89.11

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 89.11 three stars
  Financial 84.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world.

On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Our home is Salmon Nation, the region from California to Alaska that holds productive lands and determined people. We recognize the legacy of colonialism and the deep inequities of this place, and we believe that radical, practical change is possible and necessary. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. Join us.

Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world.

On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Our home is Salmon Nation, the region from California to Alaska that holds productive lands and determined people. We recognize the legacy of colonialism and the deep inequities of this place, and we believe that radical, practical change is possible and necessary. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. Join us.

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Financial

three stars

84.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.14
  Program Expenses Growth -17.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
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) 89.11 three stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 96.07 four stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 100.00 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 92.56 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,121,885
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $204,945
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,326,830
   Program Service Revenue $1,949,993
Total Primary Revenue $13,276,823
   Other Revenue $280,669
TOTAL REVENUE $13,557,492
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,313,224
   Administrative Expenses $1,535,176
   Fundraising Expenses $426,484
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,274,884
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,282,608
   
Net Assets $32,834,874

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 $1,991,649 46.2%
Forests and Ecosystem Services Program $925,072 21.4%
Knowledge Systems $786,113 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 89.11 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.91 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.19 three stars
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

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,750 2.48% Jeremy Barnicle CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$288,333 4.59% Spencer Beebe Executive Chair
$156,750 2.49% Adam Lane CFO & COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ecotrust (OR) 89.11 three stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 96.23 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.46 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 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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