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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Michigan Environmental Council

A collective voice for our environment

three stars

85.00

602 West Ionia Street Lansing, MI 48933
tel: (517) 487-9539   Web Site
EIN: 38-2517980

Board Leadership
Christine Green
Chair

CEO
Chris Kolb
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.00 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth -6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 85.00 three stars
Global Green USA (CA) 87.67 three stars
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PA) 86.84 three stars
Pesticide Action Network North America (CA) 86.63 three stars
World Resources Institute (DC) 96.46 four stars

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The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) provides a collective voice for the environment at the local, state and federal levels. Working with our 70 member groups and their collective membership of nearly 200,000 residents, MEC is addressing the primary assaults on Michigan's environment; promoting alternatives to urban blight and suburban sprawl; advocating for a sustainable environment and economy; protecting Michigan's water legacy; promoting cleaner energy; and working to diminish environmental impacts on children's health. Since our inception in 1980, MEC has been responsible for countless victories for our environment.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,684,885
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $14,225
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,699,110
   Program Service Revenue $103,357
Total Primary Revenue $1,802,467
   Other Revenue $204,239
TOTAL REVENUE $2,006,706
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,716,681
   Administrative Expenses $151,297
   Fundraising Expenses $140,019
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,007,997
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,291
   
Net Assets $3,751,800

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
Cleaner Energy $788,225 45.9%
Clean Plentiful Water $381,033 22.2%
Sustainable Communities $371,027 21.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 80.01 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.45 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.19 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 90.80 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 91.00 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.78 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 96.25 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 89.33 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 86.64 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 91.78 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.62 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 98.58 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 90.77 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 38-2517980
Name in IRS Master File MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
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 (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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]
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$135,528 6.74% Chris Kolb President

The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) provides a collective voice for the environment at the local, state and federal levels. Working with our 70 member groups and their collective membership of nearly 200,000 residents, MEC is addressing the primary assaults on Michigan's environment; promoting alternatives to urban blight and suburban sprawl; advocating for a sustainable environment and economy; protecting Michigan's water legacy; promoting cleaner energy; and working to diminish environmental impacts on children's health. Since our inception in 1980, MEC has been responsible for countless victories for our environment.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 85.00 three stars
EARTHWORKS (DC) 95.47 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 91.13 four stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.16 four stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 88.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Michigan Environmental Council
602 West Ionia Street
Lansing, MI 48933
tel: (517) 487-9539
fax: (517) 487-9541
EIN: 38-2517980

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Board Leadership

Christine Green
Chair

CEO

Chris Kolb
President

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