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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

91.33

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

Board Leadership
Pat Carroll
Chair

CEO
Bryan F. Staley
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.33 four stars
  Financial 87.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

87.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
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) 91.33 four stars
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 94.69 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 90.27 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 90.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $521,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,064,330
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $540,329
Total Contributions $3,125,956
   Program Service Revenue $250,110
Total Primary Revenue $3,376,066
   Other Revenue $-625,711
TOTAL REVENUE $2,750,355
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,090,482
   Administrative Expenses $142,610
   Fundraising Expenses $367,680
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,600,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $149,583
   
Net Assets $9,506,378

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 $1,994,962 95.4%
Data and Policy Program $31,812 1.5%
Continuing Education $63,708 3.0%

Ratings History
Environmental Research and Education Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 91.33 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 95.61 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 95.50 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,000 7.61% Bryan F. Staley President, CEO

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Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 91.33 four 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

Pat Carroll
Chair

CEO

Bryan F. Staley
President, CEO

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