Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Law and Policy Center

Protecting the Midwest's environment and natural heritage

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four stars

92.34

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

Board Leadership
Harry Drucker
Chair

CEO
Howard A. Learner
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.34 four stars
  Financial 89.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of citizen science air quality data points collected
1,800,700
Renewable energy generated in the Midwest
147,456,000
Coal energy generated in the Midwest (Less is Better)
707,081,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.85
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,652,952
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $766,784
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,419,736
   Program Service Revenue $315,853
Total Primary Revenue $6,735,589
   Other Revenue $788,905
TOTAL REVENUE $7,524,494
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,498,570
   Administrative Expenses $704,789
   Fundraising Expenses $515,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,718,696
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $805,798
   
Net Assets $17,948,360

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$383,879 5.71% Howard A. Learner President

Mission

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.34 four stars
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 89.72 three stars
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 87.61 three stars
Earthjustice (CA) 94.61 four stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.31 four stars

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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

Harry Drucker
Chair

CEO

Howard A. Learner
President and Executive Director