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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Green Corps

Field school for environmental organizing

three stars

84.80

1543 Wazee Street Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 573-3865   Web Site
EIN: 23-2687791

Board Leadership
Douglas Phelps
President

CEO
Annie Sanders
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.80 three stars
  Financial 84.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today's critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow's environmental battles. In 1992, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), the Federation of State PIRGs, launched Green Corps as a graduate school for environmental organizers - with a difference. This program not only gives participants a solid academic grounding in their field of choice; it provides concrete field experience, establishes relationships between the participants and the major environmental organizations they hope to serve in, and even pays participants to enable them to engage full-time in their chosen work.

The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today's critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow's environmental battles. In 1992, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), the Federation of State PIRGs, launched Green Corps as a graduate school for environmental organizers - with a difference. This program not only gives participants a solid academic grounding in their field of choice; it provides concrete field experience, establishes relationships between the participants and the major environmental organizations they hope to serve in, and even pays participants to enable them to engage full-time in their chosen work.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of individuals completing apprenticeship
386
Number of overall donors
621
Average number of dollars received per donor
78
This impact information is current as of March 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

84.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.10
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Green Corps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Green Corps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Green Corps (CO) 84.80 three stars
Second Nature (MA) 90.88 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 89.30 three stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $506,065
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $506,065
   Program Service Revenue $128,186
Total Primary Revenue $634,251
   Other Revenue $22,770
TOTAL REVENUE $657,021
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,062,707
   Administrative Expenses $274,874
   Fundraising Expenses $64,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,402,044
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-745,023
   
Net Assets $3,827,047

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
Environmental Leadership Training $1,070,287 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 84.80 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 81.15 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 79.49 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 79.84 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.48 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 83.44 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 85.94 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 84.96 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.81 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 90.95 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 92.13 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 72.97 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 73.19 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 73.37 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 72.92 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 93.43 four stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 94.11 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 23-2687791
Name in IRS Master File GREEN CORPS INC
NTEE Code C02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 August, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$43,391 3.09% Annie Sanders Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Green Corps (CO) 84.80 three stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 91.33 four stars
Acterra (CA) 90.16 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars
Training Resources for the Environmental Community (NM) 89.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Green Corps
1543 Wazee Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 573-3865
EIN: 23-2687791

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Board Leadership

Douglas Phelps
President

CEO

Annie Sanders
Executive Director

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