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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

95.55

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

Board Leadership
Allen L. McCallie
Chair

CEO
Jeff Gleason
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.55
  Financial 93.72
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Southern Environmental Law Center is to protect the basic right to clean air, clean water, and a livable climate; to preserve our region's natural treasures and rich biodiversity; and to provide a healthy environment for all.

The mission of the Southern Environmental Law Center is to protect the basic right to clean air, clean water, and a livable climate; to preserve our region's natural treasures and rich biodiversity; and to provide a healthy environment for all.

Financial

93.72

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.43
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  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) 95.55
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 98.69
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 97.49
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 90.40
Resources for the Future (DC) 86.48

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,642,317
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $35,642,317
   Program Service Revenue $793,859
Total Primary Revenue $36,436,176
   Other Revenue $3,453,210
TOTAL REVENUE $39,889,386
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,176,867
   Administrative Expenses $1,895,342
   Fundraising Expenses $1,789,052
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,861,261
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,028,125
   
Net Assets $132,439,370

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 $12,245,342 46.8%
Clean Water $5,808,348 22.2%
National Forests and Parks $4,667,210 17.8%

Ratings History
Southern Environmental Law Center has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 09/01/2021 95.55
2019-03 06/01/2020 99.19
2018-03 06/01/2019 100.00
2017-03 06/01/2018 100.00
2016-03 06/01/2017 100.00
2015-03 07/01/2016 100.00
2014-03 06/01/2016 99.91
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 98.88
2014-03 09/01/2015 96.95
2013-03 09/01/2014 98.99
2013-03 05/01/2014 94.94
2012-03 05/01/2013 98.46
2011-03 05/01/2012 98.52
2010-03 12/23/2011 96.98
2010-03 09/20/2011 94.20
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 04/01/2011 95.73
2009-03 05/01/2010 94.12
2008-03 02/01/2009 91.34
2007-03 02/01/2008 92.81
2006-03 12/15/2006 83.38

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 ENVIRONMENTAL 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, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$282,355 0.94% Jeffrey M. Gleason Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$189,455 0.63% Frederick S. Middleton III Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 95.55
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 87.09
Oregon Wild (OR) 88.00
Coming Clean (VT) 89.18
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) (DC) 97.94

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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

Jeff Gleason
Executive Director

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