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Worldwatch Institute

Vision for a sustainable world

three stars

85.16

1400 16th Street, NW Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 745-8092   Web Site
EIN: 23-7367468

Board Leadership
Ed Groark
Chair

CEO
Ed Groark
Acting Interim President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.16 three stars
  Financial 80.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch has catalyzed effective environmental decision making since 1974. The Institute's interdisciplinary research is based on the best available science and focuses on the challenges that climate change, resource degradation, and population growth pose for meeting human needs in the 21st century. Worldwatch seeks innovative solutions to intractable problems-emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.

The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch has catalyzed effective environmental decision making since 1974. The Institute's interdisciplinary research is based on the best available science and focuses on the challenges that climate change, resource degradation, and population growth pose for meeting human needs in the 21st century. Worldwatch seeks innovative solutions to intractable problems-emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.

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Financial

three stars

80.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth -10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldwatch Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldwatch Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worldwatch Institute (DC) 85.16 three stars
Center for Global Development (DC) 89.40 three stars
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 97.17 four stars
White Ribbon Alliance (DC) 92.38 four stars
The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 86.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,106,552
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,106,552
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,106,552
   Other Revenue $21,771
TOTAL REVENUE $3,128,323
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,269,314
   Administrative Expenses $201,650
   Fundraising Expenses $165,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,636,324
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,491,999
   
Net Assets $1,317,797

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
Environment & Society $642,150 50.6%
Climate & Energy $264,469 20.8%
Food & Agriculture $171,068 13.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 07/01/2016 85.16 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 77.06 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 72.87 two stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 79.22 two stars
2013-03 12/20/2013 78.82 two stars
2012-03 04/01/2013 83.83 three stars
2011-03 02/01/2013 78.43 two stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 74.49 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 74.45 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 74.12 two stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 75.81 two stars
2008-03 06/01/2009 91.42 four stars
2007-03 04/01/2008 82.10 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 66.99 one star
2004-12 03/01/2006 65.74 one star
2003-12 01/05/2005 72.89 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 62.60 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 74.26 two 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 23-7367468
Name in IRS Master File WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
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 May, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 2011

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
Not compensated -- Ed Groark Interim President
Other Salaries of Note
$105,000 6.41% Alexander Ochs Director of Climate & Energy
$84,000 5.13% Barbara Fallin Director of Finance and Administration

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worldwatch Institute (DC) 85.16 three stars
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 88.98 three stars
Center for Global Development (DC) 89.40 three stars
The National Security Archive (DC) 92.61 four stars
White Ribbon Alliance (DC) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Worldwatch Institute
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 745-8092
fax: (202) 478-2534
EIN: 23-7367468

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Board Leadership

Ed Groark
Chair

CEO

Ed Groark
Acting Interim President

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