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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Lighting a path to sustainable waste management practices

four stars

95.59

3301 Benson Drive Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609
tel: (919) 861-6876   Web Site
EIN: 52-1804051

Board Leadership
Leonard E. Joyce, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Bryan F. Staley
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.59 four stars
  Financial 93.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.26
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Research and Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Research and Education Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.59 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.17 four stars
Native Seeds/SEARCH (AZ) 85.73 three stars
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 89.90 three stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 96.17 four stars

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EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. For more complete information on EREF funded research, its scholarship program and how to donate to this great cause, visit www.erefdn.org.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $328,821
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,848,612
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,177,433
   Program Service Revenue $144,517
Total Primary Revenue $2,321,950
   Other Revenue $-378,598
TOTAL REVENUE $1,943,352
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,857,581
   Administrative Expenses $161,957
   Fundraising Expenses $270,931
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,290,469
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-347,117
   
Net Assets $9,300,129

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
Research and Education Activities $1,757,226 94.6%
Continuing Education $52,655 2.8%
Internal Research Program $47,700 2.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.59 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.64 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.74 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.70 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 78.96 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.86 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 73.70 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.09 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 92.78 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 95.78 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 86.02 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 78.30 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 63.76 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 61.14 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 81.19 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 52-1804051
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$217,500 9.49% Bryan F. Staley President

EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. For more complete information on EREF funded research, its scholarship program and how to donate to this great cause, visit www.erefdn.org.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.59 four stars
Native Seeds/SEARCH (AZ) 85.73 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Research and Education Foundation
3301 Benson Drive
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609
tel: (919) 861-6876
fax: (919) 861-6878
EIN: 52-1804051

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Board Leadership

Leonard E. Joyce, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Bryan F. Staley
President, CEO

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