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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ceres

Investors and environmentalists for sustainable prosperity

91.76

99 Chauncy Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 247-0700   Web Site
EIN: 22-3053747

Board Leadership
Anne Stausboll
Co-Chairs

CEO
Mindy Lubber
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.76
  Financial 88.35
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.35

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ceres on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ceres on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ceres (MA) 91.76
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.16
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 88.62
350.org (NY) 91.36
Group for the East End (NY) 89.43

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Formed in 1989, Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations, and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres' mission is to integrate sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people. Ceres' vision is of a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth's biological systems and resources. Ceres advances its vision by bringing investors, environmental groups and other stakeholders together to encourage companies and capital markets to incorporate environmental and social challenges into their day-to-day decision-making.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,880,300
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $76,110
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,956,410
   Program Service Revenue $3,188,032
Total Primary Revenue $11,144,442
   Other Revenue $55,839
TOTAL REVENUE $11,200,281
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,719,990
   Administrative Expenses $967,808
   Fundraising Expenses $975,416
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,663,214
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,537,067
   
Net Assets $7,372,139

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
Climate and Clean Energy $3,067,352 39.7%
Sustainable Businesses $1,842,470 23.9%
Sustainable Capital Markets $1,825,667 23.6%

Ratings History
Ceres has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-10 06/01/2016 91.76
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 02/01/2016 92.97
2014-10 12/22/2015 92.42
2013-10 12/22/2014 91.90
2011-12 12/20/2012 87.69
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.46
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 98.36
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.44
2007-12 12/01/2008 87.65
2006-12 12/01/2007 90.36
2005-12 11/01/2006 65.61
2004-12 02/01/2006 82.79
2003-12 01/05/2005 64.69
2002-12 01/01/2004 83.61

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

EIN 22-3053747
Name in IRS Master File CERES INC
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 (559) Other matters
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, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,915 2.02% Mindy Lubber President

Formed in 1989, Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations, and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres' mission is to integrate sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people. Ceres' vision is of a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth's biological systems and resources. Ceres advances its vision by bringing investors, environmental groups and other stakeholders together to encourage companies and capital markets to incorporate environmental and social challenges into their day-to-day decision-making.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ceres (MA) 91.76
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 100.00
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 85.38
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 87.11
Pesticide Action Network North America (CA) 93.98

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Charity Contact Info

Ceres
99 Chauncy Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 247-0700
EIN: 22-3053747

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Board Leadership

Anne Stausboll
Co-Chairs

CEO

Mindy Lubber
President

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