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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Health Coalition

Fighting toxic pollution, protecting public health, promoting environmental justice

three stars

87.56

2727 Hoover Avenue Suite 202
National City, CA 91950
tel: (619) 474-0220   Web Site
EIN: 95-3798792

Board Leadership
Margaret Godshalk
President

CEO
Diane Takvorian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.56 three stars
  Financial 82.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1980, the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. We believe that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. We organize and advocate to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution. EHC supports broad efforts that create a just society which foster a healthy and sustainable quality of life. EHC has responded to community needs in the region by empowering citizens through community organization and technical assistance, and by developing policies which lead to long-term solutions. By participating in national and international networks, EHC effectively disseminates information and creates social policy change on a broader scale.

Founded in 1980, the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. We believe that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. We organize and advocate to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution. EHC supports broad efforts that create a just society which foster a healthy and sustainable quality of life. EHC has responded to community needs in the region by empowering citizens through community organization and technical assistance, and by developing policies which lead to long-term solutions. By participating in national and international networks, EHC effectively disseminates information and creates social policy change on a broader scale.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of list subscribers
10,000
Number of coalition members
125
Number of individuals attending coalition meetings
125
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

82.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 15.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Health Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Health Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
City Heights is one of EHC’s core communities and hosts a diverse population of migrants who identify as Latino, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern In 2019, EHC hired a new City Heights Community Organizer who identifies as Latina and with a strong background working with migrant communities Some City Heights Community Action Team (CAT) members, our core group of leaders, who identify as Vietnamese expressed concern that with the new hire, the voices of Latino CAT members might be prioritized over theirs especially since the new organizer was Spanish bilingual In response, the City Heights Community Organizer organized recurring meetings with the Vietnamese CAT members so that they could have a direct channel of communication with her At the meetings, Vietnamese interpretation was provided
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Health Coalition (CA) 87.56 three stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.22 three stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 89.39 three stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 99.67 four stars
Pure Earth (NY) 92.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,813,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $61,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $359,709
Total Contributions $4,235,098
   Program Service Revenue $5,291
Total Primary Revenue $4,240,389
   Other Revenue $6,867
TOTAL REVENUE $4,247,256
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,289,745
   Administrative Expenses $515,793
   Fundraising Expenses $244,900
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,050,438
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $196,818
   
Net Assets $1,504,669

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
California Environmental Justice Alliance $1,967,438 59.8%
Climate Justice Campaign $638,798 19.4%
Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign $356,489 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 08/01/2020 87.56 three stars
2019-06 04/01/2020 86.61 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 86.60 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 80.27 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 81.94 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 79.95 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.79 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.10 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.28 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 79.65 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.84 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 77.47 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 79.88 two stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 78.22 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 77.88 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 84.37 three stars
2005-06 02/01/2006 92.97 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 95.55 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 95.82 four 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 95-3798792
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION
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 (149) Other instruction and training
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 April, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,737 1.74% Diane Takvorian Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Health Coalition (CA) 87.56 three stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 89.39 three stars
Pure Earth (NY) 92.93 four stars
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 93.98 four stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Health Coalition
2727 Hoover Avenue
Suite 202
National City, CA 91950
tel: (619) 474-0220
fax: (619) 474-1210
EIN: 95-3798792

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Board Leadership

Margaret Godshalk
President

CEO

Diane Takvorian
Executive Director

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