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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Southern Environmental Law Center

Using the power of law to protect the environment and health of the Southeast

four stars

100.00

201 Main Street Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 977-4090   Web Site
EIN: 52-1436778

Board Leadership
Allen L. McCallie
Chair

CEO
Frederick Middleton
Founder, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Southern Environmental Law Center uses the power of law and policy to protect the environment in six states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. SELC's attorneys work in all branches and at all levels of government to defend healthy air and clean water; to protect the region's forests, coasts, wetlands, and other native landscapes; and to promote vibrant and livable communities across the Southeast.

The Southern Environmental Law Center uses the power of law and policy to protect the environment in six states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. SELC's attorneys work in all branches and at all levels of government to defend healthy air and clean water; to protect the region's forests, coasts, wetlands, and other native landscapes; and to promote vibrant and livable communities across the Southeast.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.90
  Program Expenses Growth 17.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern Environmental Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern Environmental Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 100.00 four stars
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 85.20 three stars
PennFuture (PA) 89.84 three stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 91.26 four stars
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 88.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,875,013
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $35,875,013
   Program Service Revenue $150,748
Total Primary Revenue $36,025,761
   Other Revenue $1,625,713
TOTAL REVENUE $37,651,474
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,459,227
   Administrative Expenses $1,832,477
   Fundraising Expenses $1,259,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,551,471
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,100,003
   
Net Assets $94,717,935

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
Clean Energy and Air $13,718,306 58.5%
National Forests and Parks $4,141,165 17.7%
Coast and Wetlands $3,074,188 13.1%
Land and Community $2,525,568 10.8%

Ratings History
Southern Environmental Law Center has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 06/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 99.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 98.88 four stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 96.95 four stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 98.99 four stars
2013-03 05/01/2014 94.94 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 98.46 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 98.52 four stars
2010-03 12/23/2011 96.98 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 94.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 04/01/2011 95.73 four stars
2009-03 05/01/2010 94.12 four stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 91.34 four stars
2007-03 02/01/2008 92.81 four stars
2006-03 12/15/2006 83.38 three stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 83.04 three stars
2004-03 01/05/2005 81.73 three stars
2003-03 01/01/2004 77.19 two 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 52-1436778
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN ENVIROMENTAL LAW CENTER
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
(460) Public interest litigation activities
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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
$351,475 1.32% Frederick S. Middleton III President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 100.00 four stars
Group for the East End (NY) 90.61 four stars
Property and Environment Research Center (MT) 89.84 three stars
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 88.82 three stars
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 92.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southern Environmental Law Center
201 Main Street
Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 977-4090
fax: (434) 977-1483
EIN: 52-1436778

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Board Leadership

Allen L. McCallie
Chair

CEO

Frederick Middleton
Founder, Executive Director

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