Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Communities for a Better Environment

Fighting for environmental health and justice

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three stars

85.18

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 85.18 three stars
  Financial 85.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

85.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,352,798
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,352,798
   Program Service Revenue $315,381
Total Primary Revenue $2,668,179
   Other Revenue $137,383
TOTAL REVENUE $2,805,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,639,938
   Administrative Expenses $261,028
   Fundraising Expenses $308,448
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,209,414
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $596,148
   
Net Assets $2,786,016

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,459 2.96% Darryl Molina Sarmiento Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$58,251 2.63% Byron Ramos Gudiel Former Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.18 three stars
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National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 90.40 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 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