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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Forging practical solutions to climate change

90.34

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

Board Leadership
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Chair

CEO
Nat Keohane
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.34
  Financial 86.35
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

86.35

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 57.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA) 90.34
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.13
Discovery Institute (WA) 88.68
Keystone Policy Center (CO) 85.25
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 89.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,849,486
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,033,000
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $450,664
Total Contributions $3,333,150
   Program Service Revenue $819,014
Total Primary Revenue $4,152,164
   Other Revenue $108,819
TOTAL REVENUE $4,260,983
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,265,859
   Administrative Expenses $418,564
   Fundraising Expenses $258,019
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,942,442
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-681,459
   
Net Assets $1,397,984

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
Business Innovation $2,191,456 51.4%
Domestic Policy $1,220,225 28.6%
International Policy $854,178 20.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 11/01/2021 90.34
2019-03 06/01/2020 87.31
2018-03 03/01/2019 84.09
2017-03 07/01/2018 84.09
2016-03 05/01/2017 82.09
2015-03 06/01/2016 74.06
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 71.70
2014-03 08/01/2015 79.69
2013-03 07/01/2014 85.58
2012-03 03/01/2013 91.79
2011-03 05/01/2012 91.87
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.90
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 03/01/2011 86.89
2009-03 06/01/2010 99.47
2008-03 02/01/2009 76.79
2007-03 07/01/2008 89.26
2006-03 03/01/2007 71.23
2005-03 01/01/2006 70.73
2003-12 05/01/2005 72.95
2002-12 12/01/2003 77.02

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
$292,179 5.91% Robert Perciasepe President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA) 90.34
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 86.67
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 94.07
Mercatus Center (VA) 90.11
Freedom Foundation (WA) 86.79

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
3100 Clarendon Boulevard
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

Nat Keohane
President

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