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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Communities for a Better Environment

Fighting for environmental health and justice

three stars

85.03

6325 Pacific Boulevard Suite 300
Huntington Park, CA 90255
tel: (323) 826-9771   Web Site
EIN: 94-2998086

Board Leadership
Suma Peesapati
President

CEO
Byron Ramos Gudiel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.03 three stars
  Financial 85.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is a social justice organization with a focus on environmental health and justice. CBE works to achieve environmental health and justice by building grassroots power in and with communities of color and working-class communities. We organize in working class communities of color because those communities suffer the most from environmental pollution and toxics. We provide community residents who want to challenge corporate polluters with organizing help, scientific and policy research, and legal assistance. The focus of our work is to help community members identify their own problems, and define their own campaigns and solutions.

Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is a social justice organization with a focus on environmental health and justice. CBE works to achieve environmental health and justice by building grassroots power in and with communities of color and working-class communities. We organize in working class communities of color because those communities suffer the most from environmental pollution and toxics. We provide community residents who want to challenge corporate polluters with organizing help, scientific and policy research, and legal assistance. The focus of our work is to help community members identify their own problems, and define their own campaigns and solutions.

Financial

three stars

85.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities for a Better Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities for a Better Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.03 three stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 86.57 three stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.17 four stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 98.23 four stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 87.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,682,270
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,682,270
   Program Service Revenue $289,883
Total Primary Revenue $2,972,153
   Other Revenue $17,705
TOTAL REVENUE $2,989,858
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,363,974
   Administrative Expenses $384,652
   Fundraising Expenses $212,256
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,960,882
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,028,976
   
Net Assets $2,230,075

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
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 86.15 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 85.31 three stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 82.46 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 73.59 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.71 three stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 72.91 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 66.42 one star
2009-12 02/01/2012 87.62 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 52.15 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 07/01/2010 81.20 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 69.44 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 62.23 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 67.54 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 79.41 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 64.18 one star
2002-12 02/01/2004 74.45 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 82.77 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 89.32 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 94-2998086
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITIES FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
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 (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 February, 1988
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
$85,001 4.33% Byron Ramos Gudiel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.03 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 91.63 four stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 94.69 four stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 85.90 three stars
SOLVE (OR) 90.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Communities for a Better Environment
6325 Pacific Boulevard
Suite 300
Huntington Park, CA 90255
tel: (323) 826-9771
fax: (323) 588-7079
EIN: 94-2998086

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Board Leadership

Suma Peesapati
President

CEO

Byron Ramos Gudiel
Executive Director

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