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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Greenbelt Alliance

Love where you live

three stars

80.99

312 Sutter Street Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 543-6771   Web Site
EIN: 94-1676747

Board Leadership
William Anderson Barnes
Chair

CEO
Jeremy Madsen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.99 three stars
  Financial 77.05 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greenbelt Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greenbelt Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 80.99 three stars
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 87.11 three stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.85 four stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 93.95 four stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 92.51 four stars

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Greenbelt Alliance is the champion of the places that make the Bay Area special. We defend the Bay Area's natural and agricultural landscape from development - the hills that offer stunning views, the valleys and streams that provide clean water, the farms and ranches that give us fresh, local food. We help create great cities and neighborhoods - healthy places where people can walk and bike, communities with parks and shops, transportation options, and homes that are affordable. Together these amazing places drive the Bay Area's economic vitality and quality of life.

At Greenbelt Alliance we believe in collaboration. We bring together residents and decision-makers, business leaders, labor unions and others to find innovative solutions to our region's growth challenges. We work both regionally and locally, blending expertise with on-the-ground action to help people explore our great region, make their neighborhoods thrive and save treasured landscapes from sprawl.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,185,521
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,185,521
   Program Service Revenue $175,850
Total Primary Revenue $2,361,371
   Other Revenue $254,943
TOTAL REVENUE $2,616,314
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,644,660
   Administrative Expenses $262,254
   Fundraising Expenses $251,055
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,157,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $458,345
   
Net Assets $3,082,315

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
Homes & Neighborhoods $596,694 36.3%
Natural Landscapes $516,705 31.4%
Local Farms and Ranches $175,191 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 80.99 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 79.37 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.12 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 75.02 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 74.96 two stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 82.78 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2013 81.02 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 80.38 three stars
2010-09 10/01/2011 91.55 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 89.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 94.16 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 93.84 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 76.37 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 82.68 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 80.33 three stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 84.29 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 97.12 four stars
2002-09 06/09/2003 91.22 four stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 96.21 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 94-1676747
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLE FOR OPEN SPACE 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 (59) Other school related activities
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, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$131,222 6.08% Jeremy Madsen Executive Director

Greenbelt Alliance is the champion of the places that make the Bay Area special. We defend the Bay Area's natural and agricultural landscape from development - the hills that offer stunning views, the valleys and streams that provide clean water, the farms and ranches that give us fresh, local food. We help create great cities and neighborhoods - healthy places where people can walk and bike, communities with parks and shops, transportation options, and homes that are affordable. Together these amazing places drive the Bay Area's economic vitality and quality of life.

At Greenbelt Alliance we believe in collaboration. We bring together residents and decision-makers, business leaders, labor unions and others to find innovative solutions to our region's growth challenges. We work both regionally and locally, blending expertise with on-the-ground action to help people explore our great region, make their neighborhoods thrive and save treasured landscapes from sprawl.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 80.99 three stars
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Clean Wisconsin (WI) 88.34 three stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.03 four stars
Alaska Wilderness League (DC) 88.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greenbelt Alliance
312 Sutter Street
Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 543-6771
fax: (415) 543-6781
EIN: 94-1676747

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Board Leadership

William Anderson Barnes
Chair

CEO

Jeremy Madsen
Chief Executive Officer

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