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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Center for Creative Land Recycling

Reclaim. Connect. Transform.

three stars

83.72

200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 398-1080   Web Site
EIN: 94-3302410

Board Leadership
Bill Witte
President

CEO
Sarah Sieloff
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.72 three stars
  Financial 78.08 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR or "see clear") is focused on creating sustainable communities and encouraging environmentally conscious and socially responsible development. Our goal is to revitalize urban areas, discourage urban sprawl, conserve greenspace, reduce energy consumption, and reverse climate change through the facilitation of land recycling. We believe that the creative reuse of already used lands, (often environmentally-distressed properties, commonly referred to as "brownfields") is the key to responsible land use and sustainable development. Our work is accomplished through training, technical assistance and funding for communities who are attempting to turn around vacant or environmentally distressed properties through creative private, public, and nonprofit partnerships. CCLR was founded in 1996 as a project of The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.

The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR or "see clear") is focused on creating sustainable communities and encouraging environmentally conscious and socially responsible development. Our goal is to revitalize urban areas, discourage urban sprawl, conserve greenspace, reduce energy consumption, and reverse climate change through the facilitation of land recycling. We believe that the creative reuse of already used lands, (often environmentally-distressed properties, commonly referred to as "brownfields") is the key to responsible land use and sustainable development. Our work is accomplished through training, technical assistance and funding for communities who are attempting to turn around vacant or environmentally distressed properties through creative private, public, and nonprofit partnerships. CCLR was founded in 1996 as a project of The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.

Financial

two stars

78.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth -14.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Creative Land Recycling on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Creative Land Recycling on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 83.72 three stars
Bring Recycling (OR) 93.48 four stars
Pure Earth (NY) 95.93 four stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (IN) 86.92 three stars
Transportation Alternatives (NY) 90.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $87,634
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $88,699
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $476,444
Total Contributions $652,777
   Program Service Revenue $29,885
Total Primary Revenue $682,662
   Other Revenue $-5,053
TOTAL REVENUE $677,609
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $616,983
   Administrative Expenses $127,218
   Fundraising Expenses $72,332
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $816,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-138,924
   
Net Assets $232,781

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
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.72 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.70 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.21 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 90.99 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 80.46 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.10 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.50 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.37 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 91.58 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.33 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 95.47 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 85.14 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 86.06 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.17 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 64.61 one star
2003-12 03/01/2005 66.97 one star
2002-12 10/01/2003 54.35 zero star
2001-12 02/05/2003 45.45 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3302410
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR CREATIVE LAND RECYCLING
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 (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 November, 1998
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, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Sarah Sieloff Executive Director $135,000

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 83.72 three stars
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 94.31 four stars
GrowNYC (NY) 94.69 four stars
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (IN) 86.92 three stars
Bring Recycling (OR) 93.48 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Creative Land Recycling
200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (415) 398-1080
fax: (415) 398-5738
EIN: 94-3302410

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Board Leadership

Bill Witte
President

CEO

Sarah Sieloff
Executive Director

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