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Environmental Defense Fund

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four stars

91.06

257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010
tel: (800) 684-3322   Web Site
EIN: 11-6107128

Board Leadership
Carl Ferenbach
Chair

CEO
Fred Krupp
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.06 four stars
  Financial 88.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

What distinguishes EDF from others is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet, focusing on mitigating climate change, restoring the ocean's bounty, protecting wildlife and their habitats, and safeguarding our health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations-as well as with business, government and communities-and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.

Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

What distinguishes EDF from others is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet, focusing on mitigating climate change, restoring the ocean's bounty, protecting wildlife and their habitats, and safeguarding our health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations-as well as with business, government and communities-and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.

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Financial

three stars

88.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Defense Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Defense Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $143,294,395
   Federated Campaigns $348,673
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $691,128
Total Contributions $144,334,196
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $144,334,196
   Other Revenue $2,316,698
TOTAL REVENUE $146,650,894
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $132,001,003
   Administrative Expenses $10,782,179
   Fundraising Expenses $28,757,508
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $171,540,690
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-24,889,796
   
Net Assets $185,063,884

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$650,591 0.37% Frederic D Krupp President
Other Salaries of Note
$370,931 0.21% Diane Regas Executive Director

Mission

Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

What distinguishes EDF from others is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet, focusing on mitigating climate change, restoring the ocean's bounty, protecting wildlife and their habitats, and safeguarding our health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations-as well as with business, government and communities-and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Defense Fund
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
tel: (800) 684-3322
fax: (202) 234-6049
EIN: 11-6107128

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Board Leadership

Carl Ferenbach
Chair

CEO

Fred Krupp
President