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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Friends of the Earth

Championing a healthy and just world

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four stars

94.64

1101 15th Street NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (866) 217-8499   Web Site
EIN: 23-7420660

Board Leadership
Arlie Schardt
Chairman

CEO
Erich Pica
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.64 four stars
  Financial 97.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of the Earth and our network of grassroots groups in 77 countries fight to create a more healthy, just world. Our current campaigns focus on clean energy and solutions to global warming, protecting people from toxic and new, potentially harmful technologies, and promoting smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives. Friends of the Earth U.S. is also a part of Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network. Our dedicated staff fights to protect the rights of all people to live in a safe and healthy environment, both at home or in countries around the world. Our campaigns demonstrate our belief that the fight for justice and the movement to protect the health of the planet are part of the same struggle.

Friends of the Earth and our network of grassroots groups in 77 countries fight to create a more healthy, just world. Our current campaigns focus on clean energy and solutions to global warming, protecting people from toxic and new, potentially harmful technologies, and promoting smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives. Friends of the Earth U.S. is also a part of Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network. Our dedicated staff fights to protect the rights of all people to live in a safe and healthy environment, both at home or in countries around the world. Our campaigns demonstrate our belief that the fight for justice and the movement to protect the health of the planet are part of the same struggle.

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Financial

four stars

97.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Earth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Earth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Friends of the Earth (DC) 94.64 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,634,629
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,754,106
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,388,735
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,388,735
   Other Revenue $156,979
TOTAL REVENUE $12,545,714
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,308,423
   Administrative Expenses $880,646
   Fundraising Expenses $1,102,701
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,291,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,253,944
   
Net Assets $13,821,436

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
Outreach and Membership Program $4,103,423 49.4%
Economic Policy $1,766,607 21.3%
Food & Technology $1,411,970 17.0%

Ratings History
Friends of the Earth has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 94.64 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 97.13 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 97.85 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.80 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 94.15 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 92.64 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 91.96 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 91.05 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 91.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 96.05 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 90.25 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 67.90 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 63.70 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 68.42 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 64.35 one star
2003-06 06/01/2004 81.36 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 81.51 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 92.17 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 23-7420660
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 December, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,071 1.68% Erich Pica President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Earth (DC) 94.64 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Earth
1101 15th Street NW
11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (866) 217-8499
fax: (202) 783-0444
EIN: 23-7420660

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Board Leadership

Arlie Schardt
Chairman

CEO

Erich Pica
President

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