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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Supporting grassroots initiatives that inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health.

four stars

95.87

201 4th Street Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 658-0702   Web Site
EIN: 94-3179772

Board Leadership
Jill Ratner
President

CEO
Tim Little
Executive Director & Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.87 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grantmaking public charity dedicated to inspiring community action for environmental protection, public health and corporate social responsibility. Funding comes from donations, other foundations, legal restitution payments, and government contracts.

We have two main programs: New Voices Are Rising and our Grantmaking programs. New Voices develops young leaders in low-income communities of color, building their skills and experience in civic engagement so that they can tackle the many environmental health problems that disproportionately impact their communities.

Our grantmaking programs support community-based groups to build long-term solutions benefiting people, the environment and the economy. Grantmaking funds are advised by volunteer funding boards who donate their time and expertise to help Rose Foundation find and support the most strategic, innovative and effective local and grassroots organizations.

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grantmaking public charity dedicated to inspiring community action for environmental protection, public health and corporate social responsibility. Funding comes from donations, other foundations, legal restitution payments, and government contracts.

We have two main programs: New Voices Are Rising and our Grantmaking programs. New Voices develops young leaders in low-income communities of color, building their skills and experience in civic engagement so that they can tackle the many environmental health problems that disproportionately impact their communities.

Our grantmaking programs support community-based groups to build long-term solutions benefiting people, the environment and the economy. Grantmaking funds are advised by volunteer funding boards who donate their time and expertise to help Rose Foundation find and support the most strategic, innovative and effective local and grassroots organizations.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 95.87 four stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 86.56 three stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 85.92 three stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 91.44 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 92.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,683,749
   Federated Campaigns $711,523
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $233,020
Total Contributions $5,628,292
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,628,292
   Other Revenue $442,923
TOTAL REVENUE $6,071,215
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,770,793
   Administrative Expenses $208,789
   Fundraising Expenses $161,855
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,141,437
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,070,222
   
Net Assets $4,829,129

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
Community Grantmaking Programs $6,212,667 91.8%
Grassroots Fund $370,767 5.5%
New Voices are Rising $187,359 2.8%

Ratings History
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2018 95.87 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.06 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 99.54 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 97.88 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 96.01 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.04 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.78 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 87.39 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.89 four stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 96.74 four stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 90.12 four stars
2005-08 12/15/2006 89.89 three stars
2004-08 10/01/2005 78.62 two stars
2003-08 09/01/2004 96.62 four stars
2002-08 06/09/2003 95.21 four stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 86.95 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 94-3179772
Name in IRS Master File ROSE FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
NTEE Code C12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 July, 1993
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 1.68% Tim Little Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$79,040 1.10% Jill Ratner President, Program Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 95.87 four stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 97.13 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.46 four stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 95.50 four stars
Bioneers (NM) 91.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
201 4th Street
Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 658-0702
fax: (510) 658-0732
EIN: 94-3179772

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Board Leadership

Jill Ratner
President

CEO

Tim Little
Executive Director & Co-Founder

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