Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Earth's best defense

four stars

93.34

40 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 727-2700   Web Site
EIN: 13-2654926

Board Leadership
Daniel R. Tishman
Chair

CEO
Rhea Suh
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.34 four stars
  Financial 91.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.

The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.

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Financial

four stars

91.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.37
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Defense Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Defense Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $130,781,790
   Federated Campaigns $268,760
   Membership Dues $42,539,103
   Fundraising Events $1,199,739
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $198,942
Total Contributions $174,988,334
   Program Service Revenue $433,577
Total Primary Revenue $175,421,911
   Other Revenue $6,897,740
TOTAL REVENUE $182,319,651
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $121,639,851
   Administrative Expenses $15,563,229
   Fundraising Expenses $11,836,498
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $149,039,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,280,073
   
Net Assets $349,411,805

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$506,947 0.34% Rhea Suh President

Mission

The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment.

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Charity Contact Info

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 727-2700
fax: (212) 727-1773
EIN: 13-2654926

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Board Leadership

Daniel R. Tishman
Chair

CEO

Rhea Suh
President