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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Strengthening the capacity of the environmental movement

four stars

92.02

740 15th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 785-8683   Web Site
EIN: 52-1379661

Board Leadership
Carol Browner
Chair

CEO
Gene Karpinski
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Education Fund strengthens the capacity of the environmental movement to mobilize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies, thereby increasing the influence of the environmental majority on the national, state, and local levels. We identify those citizens with environmental values and encourage their full participation in the political process. We enhance the capacity of environmental organizations to become fully engaged in the democratic process. We build and amplify the grassroots political power of the environmental movement by maintaining a network of partner organizations equipped with top-quality tools and training to defend and win strong environmental policies.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Education Fund strengthens the capacity of the environmental movement to mobilize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies, thereby increasing the influence of the environmental majority on the national, state, and local levels. We identify those citizens with environmental values and encourage their full participation in the political process. We enhance the capacity of environmental organizations to become fully engaged in the democratic process. We build and amplify the grassroots political power of the environmental movement by maintaining a network of partner organizations equipped with top-quality tools and training to defend and win strong environmental policies.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 36.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by League of Conservation Voters Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by League of Conservation Voters Education Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02 four stars
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 86.19 three stars
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 90.15 four stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 90.57 four stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,151,735
   Federated Campaigns $11,445
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,493
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,192,673
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,192,673
   Other Revenue $59,458
TOTAL REVENUE $18,252,131
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,805,728
   Administrative Expenses $727,868
   Fundraising Expenses $960,102
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,493,698
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-241,567
   
Net Assets $8,401,858

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
"Heat is On" Program $9,098,906 54.1%
Education Fund Training $7,125,181 42.4%
Public Education and Advocacy Campaigns $581,641 3.5%

Ratings History
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.86 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.92 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 94.45 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.22 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.46 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 96.40 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 96.47 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 86.34 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 92.36 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 72.81 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 80.19 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 81.60 three stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 91.41 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 91.42 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 91.93 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 52-1379661
Name in IRS Master File LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 March, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,832 0.43% Gene Karpinski President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02 four stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 94.74 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 93.37 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.04 four stars
Environmental Advocates of New York (NY) 92.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
740 15th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 785-8683
fax: (202) 835-0491
EIN: 52-1379661

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Board Leadership

Carol Browner
Chair

CEO

Gene Karpinski
President

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