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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Law and Policy Center

Protecting the Midwest's environment and natural heritage

98.41

35 East Wacker Drive Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 673-6500   Web Site
EIN: 36-3866530

Board Leadership
David Wilhelm
Chair

CEO
Howard A. Learner
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.41
  Financial 97.76
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

97.76

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Law and Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Law and Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 98.41
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 94.20
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 96.56
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 93.16
PERC (MT) 90.05

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The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC's multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,373,003
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,373,003
   Program Service Revenue $58,747
Total Primary Revenue $6,431,750
   Other Revenue $269,449
TOTAL REVENUE $6,701,199
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,321,943
   Administrative Expenses $581,483
   Fundraising Expenses $329,220
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,232,646
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $468,553
   
Net Assets $16,181,042

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
Energy Project $2,987,269 56.1%
Transportation and Land Use Reform $981,686 18.4%
Preserving Wild and Natural Places $540,997 10.2%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 98.41
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.48
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.18
2013-06 10/01/2014 89.48
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.44
2011-06 11/06/2012 97.96
2010-06 11/01/2011 98.52
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.61
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 98.15
2008-06 10/01/2009 98.38
2007-06 10/01/2008 98.33
2006-06 05/01/2007 95.95
2005-06 07/01/2006 86.04
2004-06 07/01/2005 85.14
2003-06 05/01/2004 82.30
2002-06 09/01/2003 88.72
2001-06 10/15/2002 90.38

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

EIN 36-3866530
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER OF THE MIDWEST
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 (529) Ecology or conservation
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 February, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$317,444 5.09% Howard A. Learner President, Executive Director

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC's multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 98.41
Group for the East End (NY) 89.43
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 93.16
Environmental Working Group (DC) 87.38
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 86.75

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Law and Policy Center
35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 673-6500
fax: (312) 795-3730
EIN: 36-3866530

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Board Leadership

David Wilhelm
Chair

CEO

Howard A. Learner
President and Executive Director

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