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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

SOLVE

It's our nature to volunteer

four stars

90.03

2000 SW 1st Avenue Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
tel: (503) 844-9571   Web Site
EIN: 93-0579286

Board Leadership
Mark Bendinelli
Chair

CEO
Maureen Fisher
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.03 four stars
  Financial 85.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SOLVE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SOLVE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOLVE (OR) 90.03 four stars
Island Press (DC) 85.55 three stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 97.85 four stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.77 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 91.51 four stars

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Established in 1969 by Governor Tom McCall, SOLVE (dba) is an organization that brings together government agencies, businesses, community groups, students and individual volunteers in programs and projects to enhance the livability of Oregon. Each year SOLVE provides resources to communities throughout Oregon, focusing on cleanup and enhancement projects involving non-native plant removal and replacement with native plants. SOLVE creates an average of 50,000 volunteer opportunities across the state annually. Since 1997, SOLVE has provided an estimated $60,000,000 in service to Oregon.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $562,537
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $184,151
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $478,661
Total Contributions $1,225,349
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,225,349
   Other Revenue $-46,176
TOTAL REVENUE $1,179,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,121,809
   Administrative Expenses $356,882
   Fundraising Expenses $152,820
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,631,511
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-452,338
   
Net Assets $2,127,402

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
Team Up for Watershed Health $156,436 13.9%
Green Team $150,147 13.4%
Volunteer Outreach and Training $41,602 3.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.03 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 74.63 two stars
2013-12 12/22/2015 79.21 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 79.02 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 76.48 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 76.39 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 81.91 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 74.84 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.07 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 68.99 one star
2008-12 07/01/2010 77.33 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 86.36 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 83.42 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 72.11 two stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 80.00 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 80.68 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 93.24 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 73.78 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 93-0579286
Name in IRS Master File SOLV
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
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
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
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 June, 1970
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,571 9.22% Maureen Fisher Executive Director

Established in 1969 by Governor Tom McCall, SOLVE (dba) is an organization that brings together government agencies, businesses, community groups, students and individual volunteers in programs and projects to enhance the livability of Oregon. Each year SOLVE provides resources to communities throughout Oregon, focusing on cleanup and enhancement projects involving non-native plant removal and replacement with native plants. SOLVE creates an average of 50,000 volunteer opportunities across the state annually. Since 1997, SOLVE has provided an estimated $60,000,000 in service to Oregon.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOLVE (OR) 90.03 four stars
WiLDCOAST (CA) 92.92 four stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 98.23 four stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 93.36 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 91.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SOLVE
2000 SW 1st Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
tel: (503) 844-9571
fax: (866) 590-7658
EIN: 93-0579286

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Board Leadership

Mark Bendinelli
Chair

CEO

Maureen Fisher
Chief Executive Officer

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