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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Building common ground for practical climate solutions

three stars

84.09

3100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 516-4146   Web Site
EIN: 54-1892252

Board Leadership
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Chair

CEO
Bob Perciasepe
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.09 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

C2ES advances strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. We believe a sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy. We are:

- A Trusted Source - Ranking regularly among the top environmental think tanks in the world, C2ES provides timely, impartial information and analysis on our pressing climate and energy challenges.

- A Bridge-Builder - We bring city, state, and national policymakers together with businesses and other stakeholders to achieve common understanding and consensus solutions.

- A Policy Innovator - We develop market-based solutions and other practical policy approaches that deliver real and lasting climate progress.

- A Catalyst for Business Action - We work with Fortune 500 companies to strengthen business action and business support for effective climate policy.

C2ES advances strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. We believe a sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy. We are:

- A Trusted Source - Ranking regularly among the top environmental think tanks in the world, C2ES provides timely, impartial information and analysis on our pressing climate and energy challenges.

- A Bridge-Builder - We bring city, state, and national policymakers together with businesses and other stakeholders to achieve common understanding and consensus solutions.

- A Policy Innovator - We develop market-based solutions and other practical policy approaches that deliver real and lasting climate progress.

- A Catalyst for Business Action - We work with Fortune 500 companies to strengthen business action and business support for effective climate policy.

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Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA) 84.09 three stars
State Policy Network (VA) 88.07 three stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 89.14 three stars
SPUR (CA) 88.30 three stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,086,962
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $982,370
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $870,321
Total Contributions $3,939,653
   Program Service Revenue $616,112
Total Primary Revenue $4,555,765
   Other Revenue $30,492
TOTAL REVENUE $4,586,257
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,760,358
   Administrative Expenses $363,420
   Fundraising Expenses $193,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,316,838
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $269,419
   
Net Assets $1,481,828

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
Domestic & International Policy $1,887,535 50.2%
International Policy $1,377,263 36.6%
Business Innovation $495,560 13.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 03/01/2019 84.09 three stars
2017-03 07/01/2018 84.09 three stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 82.09 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 74.06 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 71.70 two stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 79.69 two stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 85.58 three stars
2012-03 03/01/2013 91.79 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 91.87 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.90 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 03/01/2011 86.89 three stars
2009-03 06/01/2010 99.47 four stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 76.79 two stars
2007-03 07/01/2008 89.26 three stars
2006-03 03/01/2007 71.23 two stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 70.73 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 72.95 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 77.02 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 84.28 three 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 54-1892252
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, 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 May, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$278,429 6.44% Robert Perciasepe President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA) 84.09 three stars
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (DC) 93.91 four stars
Mackinac Center (MI) 92.92 four stars
Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) 89.39 three stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 87.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
3100 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 516-4146
fax: (703) 516-9551
EIN: 54-1892252

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Board Leadership

Theodore Roosevelt IV
Chair

CEO

Bob Perciasepe
President

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