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

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Fostering Stewardship. Building Community. Demanding Justice.

four stars

96.47

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 96.47 four stars
  Financial 95.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We support grassroots initiatives that help build a world in which individuals, organizations, and communities are empowered to promote stewardship of nature, inspire people to take action, and hold government and corporations accountable.
To accomplish our mission, we:
*Foster Stewardship
*Build Community
*Demand Justice

The Rose Foundation is a grantmaking public charity that specializes in administering mitigation payments and class-action settlement awards, and using these funds to support grassroots-based conservation, social justice, and consumer protection projects in close conformance with the nexus of the specific settlement. The Rose Foundation has pursued its goals since our founding in 1992, awarding more than $50 million in community grants and training and empowering over 160 youth environmental leaders annually in our New Voices Are Rising program.

The Rose Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 10 years in-a-row!

We support grassroots initiatives that help build a world in which individuals, organizations, and communities are empowered to promote stewardship of nature, inspire people to take action, and hold government and corporations accountable.
To accomplish our mission, we:
*Foster Stewardship
*Build Community
*Demand Justice

The Rose Foundation is a grantmaking public charity that specializes in administering mitigation payments and class-action settlement awards, and using these funds to support grassroots-based conservation, social justice, and consumer protection projects in close conformance with the nexus of the specific settlement. The Rose Foundation has pursued its goals since our founding in 1992, awarding more than $50 million in community grants and training and empowering over 160 youth environmental leaders annually in our New Voices Are Rising program.

The Rose Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 10 years in-a-row!

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Total number of grants awarded
236
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
93.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 96.47 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 89.15 three stars
Ecology Center (MI) 94.39 four stars
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 89.66 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 90.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,309,661
   Federated Campaigns $13,387
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $69,158
Total Contributions $4,392,206
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,392,206
   Other Revenue $260,397
TOTAL REVENUE $4,652,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,811,027
   Administrative Expenses $266,073
   Fundraising Expenses $276,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,353,187
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,700,584
   
Net Assets $5,580,069

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 $5,355,395 92.2%
Grassroots Fund $231,958 4.0%
New Voices are Rising $223,674 3.8%

Ratings History
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 96.47 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 100.00 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 1.88% Tim Little Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$65,000 1.02% Jill Ratner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 96.47 four stars
Island Press (DC) 85.82 three stars
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 94.34 four stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 98.23 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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