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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Conservation through cooperation

four stars

91.45

810 River Avenue Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
tel: (412) 481-9400   Web Site
EIN: 23-7286159

Board Leadership
Carol F. McCabe
Chair

CEO
Davitt Woodwell
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. PEC develops new policies, programs and projects that solve environmental problems using market-based and other non-partisan, science-driven solutions; promotes the understanding of environmental issues by the public, communities, organizations, and decision-makers; and serves as a catalyst for legislative, regulatory and policy change by decision-makers to advance solutions that are in the best interest of the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1970, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. PEC develops new policies, programs and projects that solve environmental problems using market-based and other non-partisan, science-driven solutions; promotes the understanding of environmental issues by the public, communities, organizations, and decision-makers; and serves as a catalyst for legislative, regulatory and policy change by decision-makers to advance solutions that are in the best interest of the Commonwealth.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pennsylvania Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 91.45 four stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 97.87 four stars
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 92.27 four stars
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 91.11 four stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,420,870
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $309,691
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $529,413
Total Contributions $3,259,974
   Program Service Revenue $148,956
Total Primary Revenue $3,408,930
   Other Revenue $-61,779
TOTAL REVENUE $3,347,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,213,364
   Administrative Expenses $359,513
   Fundraising Expenses $70,863
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,643,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-296,589
   
Net Assets $3,363,543

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
Watershed and Water Resources $1,119,951 34.8%
Trails and Outdoor Recreation $1,021,773 31.8%
Communities and Landscapes $720,239 22.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.71 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.57 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.84 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 79.71 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 84.63 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 81.18 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 84.03 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 95.95 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 79.80 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 70.86 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 84.79 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 91.56 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 88.35 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 83.87 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 90.67 four stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 90.09 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 93.01 four 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 23-7286159
Name in IRS Master File PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 October, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,165 4.36% Davitt Woodwell President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 91.45 four stars
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 87.44 three stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 89.69 three stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 91.85 four stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 95.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pennsylvania Environmental Council
810 River Avenue
Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
tel: (412) 481-9400
fax: (570) 338-0977
EIN: 23-7286159

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Board Leadership

Carol F. McCabe
Chair

CEO

Davitt Woodwell
President, CEO

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