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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Communities for a Better Environment

Fighting for environmental health and justice

85.74

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

Board Leadership
Jason A. Douglas
President

CEO
Darryl Molina Sarmiento
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.74
  Financial 83.10
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

83.10

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
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) 85.74
Pure Earth (NY) 90.59
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 89.76
Environmental Working Group (DC) 98.06
Environmental Health Coalition (CA) 89.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,686,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $80,853
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,767,584
   Program Service Revenue $261,596
Total Primary Revenue $3,029,180
   Other Revenue $84,438
TOTAL REVENUE $3,113,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,814,716
   Administrative Expenses $532,624
   Fundraising Expenses $506,384
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,853,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $259,894
   
Net Assets $3,055,719

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
2019-12 09/01/2021 85.74
2018-12 06/01/2020 85.22
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.18
2016-12 05/01/2018 83.88
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.03
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.05
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 86.15
2013-12 03/01/2015 85.31
2012-12 08/01/2014 82.46
2012-12 05/01/2014 73.59
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.71
2010-12 06/01/2012 72.91
2010-12 03/01/2012 66.42
2009-12 02/01/2012 87.62
2008-12 09/20/2011 52.15
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 07/01/2010 81.20
2007-12 04/01/2009 69.44
2006-12 04/01/2008 62.23
2005-12 03/01/2007 67.54
2004-12 05/01/2006 79.41

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,601 2.96% Darryl Molina Sarmiento Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.74
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 89.76
Environmental Health Coalition (CA) 89.04
Pesticide Action Network North America (CA) 88.34
Pure Earth (NY) 90.59

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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

Jason A. Douglas
President

CEO

Darryl Molina Sarmiento
Executive Director

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