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Center for Ecoliteracy

Dedicated to education for sustainable living

three stars

88.26

2150 Allston Way Suite 270
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 845-4595   Web Site
EIN: 94-2911417

Board Leadership
Wendy Williams
Chair

CEO
Zenobia Barlow
Executive Director and Co-founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.26 three stars
  Financial 87.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living. We provide information, inspiration, and support to the vital movement of K-12 educators, parents, and other members of the school community who are helping young people gain the knowledge, skills, and values essential to sustainable living. We base our work on these four guiding principles: nature is our teacher, sustainability is a community practice, the real world is the optimal learning environment, and sustainable living is rooted in a deep knowledge of place. Through our initiative, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability, we offer both a strong theoretical framework and practical resources for combining hands-on learning in the natural world with curricular innovation in K-12 education.

The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living. We provide information, inspiration, and support to the vital movement of K-12 educators, parents, and other members of the school community who are helping young people gain the knowledge, skills, and values essential to sustainable living. We base our work on these four guiding principles: nature is our teacher, sustainability is a community practice, the real world is the optimal learning environment, and sustainable living is rooted in a deep knowledge of place. Through our initiative, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability, we offer both a strong theoretical framework and practical resources for combining hands-on learning in the natural world with curricular innovation in K-12 education.

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Financial

three stars

87.58

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Ecoliteracy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Ecoliteracy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.26 three stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.18 four stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.76 three stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 92.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,181,299
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $383,237
Total Contributions $2,564,536
   Program Service Revenue $22,668
Total Primary Revenue $2,587,204
   Other Revenue $1,556
TOTAL REVENUE $2,588,760
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,141,847
   Administrative Expenses $166,632
   Fundraising Expenses $77,919
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,386,398
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $202,362
   
Net Assets $943,002

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.26 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.13 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 82.32 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.51 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 75.80 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 75.80 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.09 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.88 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 93.42 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 85.97 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 73.03 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 70.52 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 70.20 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 59.35 one star
2002-12 12/01/2003 73.42 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 83.17 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 94-2911417
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR ECOLITERACY
NTEE Code C99
NTEE Classification Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
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 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 December, 1983
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,670 6.27% Zenobia Barlow Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.26 three stars
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (IL) 86.16 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.76 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 91.56 four stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 85.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Ecoliteracy
2150 Allston Way
Suite 270
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 845-4595
EIN: 94-2911417

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Board Leadership

Wendy Williams
Chair

CEO

Zenobia Barlow
Executive Director and Co-founder

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