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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Our Earth is Worth Mobilizing For

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
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
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
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 95.55
Sustainable Northwest (OR) 91.15
PennFuture (PA) 92.67
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 94.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,573,608
   Federated Campaigns $5,564
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $112,147
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,691,319
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,691,319
   Other Revenue $205,409
TOTAL REVENUE $26,896,728
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,659,908
   Administrative Expenses $917,784
   Fundraising Expenses $1,333,538
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,911,230
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,985,498
   
Net Assets $18,448,131

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
Nonpartisan Voter Participation $6,101,454 36.6%
"Heat is On" Program $5,974,326 35.9%
Education Fund Training $1,407,970 8.5%

Ratings History
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 92.02
2018-12 06/01/2020 91.45
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.22
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.02
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.02
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.02
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.86
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.92
2012-12 05/01/2014 94.45
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.22
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.46
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.43
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 96.40
2008-12 07/01/2010 96.47
2007-12 05/01/2009 86.34
2006-12 04/01/2008 92.36
2005-12 03/01/2007 72.81
2004-12 04/01/2006 80.19
2003-12 04/01/2005 81.60
2002-12 03/01/2004 91.41

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,964 0.47% Gene Karpinksi President
Other Salaries of Note
$117,557 0.62% Ben Flamm Senior Director of Institutional Fundraising

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 92.23
Sustainable Northwest (OR) 91.15
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.87
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 91.77

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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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