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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Green America

The nation's leading green economy organization

four stars

90.71

1612 K Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 584-7336   Web Site
EIN: 52-1660746

Board Leadership
Jeff Marcous
Chair

CEO
Alisa Gravitz
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Green America's mission is to harness economic power - the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace - to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Since 1982, Green America's programs and campaigns have used economic strategies to build the green marketplace, stop egregious corporate social and environmental practices, help millions of people green their lives and purchases, and create a green economy.

We organize our national network of consumers, investors, activists, and businesses around four interrelated issue areas: 1) Clean Energy & Climate Action, 2) Regenerative Agriculture, 3) Fair Labor & Social Justice, and Responsible Finance & Better Banking.

Our three strategic hubs include our: 1) Consumer & Corporate Engagement Programs, 2) Green Business Network, and 3) Center for Sustainability Solutions.

Green America is also the nation's trusted source for green living and buying resources.

Green America's mission is to harness economic power - the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace - to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Since 1982, Green America's programs and campaigns have used economic strategies to build the green marketplace, stop egregious corporate social and environmental practices, help millions of people green their lives and purchases, and create a green economy.

We organize our national network of consumers, investors, activists, and businesses around four interrelated issue areas: 1) Clean Energy & Climate Action, 2) Regenerative Agriculture, 3) Fair Labor & Social Justice, and Responsible Finance & Better Banking.

Our three strategic hubs include our: 1) Consumer & Corporate Engagement Programs, 2) Green Business Network, and 3) Center for Sustainability Solutions.

Green America is also the nation's trusted source for green living and buying resources.

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Financial

three stars

87.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Green America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Green America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 85.38 three stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 four stars
Friends of the Earth (DC) 94.64 four stars
Island Press (DC) 89.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,556,838
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $395,417
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,952,255
   Program Service Revenue $438,743
Total Primary Revenue $4,390,998
   Other Revenue $82,741
TOTAL REVENUE $4,473,739
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,915,830
   Administrative Expenses $109,308
   Fundraising Expenses $407,414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,432,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,187
   
Net Assets $1,606,793

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
Education and Advocacy $1,918,142 49.0%
Center for Sustainability Solutions $1,454,040 37.1%
Innovative Green Business Programs $543,648 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 07/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2017-03 07/01/2018 88.87 three stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 87.85 three stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 88.56 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2016 78.76 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 76.95 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 79.32 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 68.99 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 73.98 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.00 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 69.92 one star
2008-12 03/01/2010 82.15 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 88.46 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 85.95 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 85.92 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 90.91 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 77.74 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 80.01 three 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 52-1660746
Name in IRS Master File GREEN AMERICA
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 September, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,535 1.50% Alisa Gravitz President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$70,216 1.58% D. Christianson Director of Membership Marketing

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
Island Press (DC) 89.27 three stars
Acadia Center (ME) 100.00 four stars
Second Nature (MA) 89.82 three stars
Appalachian Voices (NC) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Green America
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 584-7336
fax: (202) 331-8166
EIN: 52-1660746

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Board Leadership

Jeff Marcous
Chair

CEO

Alisa Gravitz
President & CEO

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