Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Advocates of New York

Your government watchdog in the state capital

four stars

95.10

353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
tel: (518) 462-5526   Web Site
EIN: 22-2360736

Board Leadership
John Buttrick
Chair

CEO
Peter Iwanowicz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.10 four stars
  Financial 93.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 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

four stars

93.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Advocates of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Advocates of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Advocates of New York (NY) 95.10 four stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 90.49 four stars
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 86.84 three stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.03 four stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 89.39 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Founded in 1969, Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. We are the New York State affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and confer regularly with colleagues in across the country through our membership in the State Environmental Leadership Conference.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $866,566
   Federated Campaigns $3,692
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $250,314
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,120,572
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,120,572
   Other Revenue $10,407
TOTAL REVENUE $1,130,979
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $922,968
   Administrative Expenses $80,250
   Fundraising Expenses $75,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,079,107
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,872
   
Net Assets $1,174,579

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 Change Program $373,273 40.4%
Water & Natural Resources $180,173 19.5%
Environmental Health $149,784 16.2%

Ratings History
Environmental Advocates of New York has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 95.10 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.72 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.41 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 92.52 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 93.03 four stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 91.68 four stars
2009-12 06/01/2012 81.67 three stars
2009-12 06/01/2012 81.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.54 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 70.44 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 86.04 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 81.57 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 89.80 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 93.41 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 22-2360736
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK INC
NTEE Code C05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
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 August, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,500 12.92% Peter Iwanowicz Executive Director

Founded in 1969, Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. We are the New York State affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and confer regularly with colleagues in across the country through our membership in the State Environmental Leadership Conference.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Advocates of New York (NY) 95.10 four stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 85.22 three stars
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VT) 87.11 three stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.16 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.03 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Environmental Advocates of New York
353 Hamilton Street
Albany, NY 12210
tel: (518) 462-5526
EIN: 22-2360736

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

John Buttrick
Chair

CEO

Peter Iwanowicz
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!

Support Charity Navigator
Not at This Time

We’re celebrating!

For 15 years, Charity Navigator has equipped donors with unbiased charity evaluations and tools to help you make informed giving decisions. Learn more about that journey and the bold goals on our road ahead.

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!