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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Clean Wisconsin

Your environmental voice since 1970

three stars

88.30

634 West Main Street Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703
tel: (608) 251-7020   Web Site
EIN: 39-1413448

Board Leadership
Liz Feder
President

CEO
Mark Redsten
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.30 three stars
  Financial 87.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, Clean Wisconsin protects, improves, and sustains Wisconsin's clean water and air. We accomplish this through: advocating for Wisconsin's clean water and air; holding Wisconsin politicians, polluters, and regulatory agencies accountable; educating Wisconsin residents, media, and government policy makers; and forging stronger alignment across environmental advocacy groups and environmental philanthropists with interest in Wisconsin. Clean Wisconsin, an environmental advocacy organization, is the oldest and largest state group dedicated to the defense of Wisconsin's natural heritage. It is an aggressive and effective advocate working on three main fronts: lobbying, litigation, and citizen action and education.

Founded in 1970, Clean Wisconsin protects, improves, and sustains Wisconsin's clean water and air. We accomplish this through: advocating for Wisconsin's clean water and air; holding Wisconsin politicians, polluters, and regulatory agencies accountable; educating Wisconsin residents, media, and government policy makers; and forging stronger alignment across environmental advocacy groups and environmental philanthropists with interest in Wisconsin. Clean Wisconsin, an environmental advocacy organization, is the oldest and largest state group dedicated to the defense of Wisconsin's natural heritage. It is an aggressive and effective advocate working on three main fronts: lobbying, litigation, and citizen action and education.

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Financial

three stars

87.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clean Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 88.30 three stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 98.09 four stars
Organic Consumers Association (MN) 85.20 three stars
Western Conservation Foundation (CO) 86.21 three stars
Tri-State Transportation Campaign (NY) 86.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,396,503
   Federated Campaigns $12,404
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $43,733
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,452,640
   Program Service Revenue $195,842
Total Primary Revenue $2,648,482
   Other Revenue $646
TOTAL REVENUE $2,649,128
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,408,569
   Administrative Expenses $198,984
   Fundraising Expenses $153,413
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,760,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $888,162
   
Net Assets $1,946,014

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
Efficient & Renewable Energy Sources $844,360 59.9%
Protect & Improve Wisconsin's Waters $405,619 28.8%
Press Releases and Mailings $158,590 11.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/22/2017 88.30 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 88.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.42 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 86.42 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 81.14 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 89.41 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 78.27 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.23 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 95.73 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 95.21 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 93.01 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 79.82 two stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 68.18 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 80.88 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 74.60 two 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 39-1413448
Name in IRS Master File CLEAN WISCONSIN INC
NTEE Code C20
NTEE Classification Pollution Abatement and Control Services
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)
(460) Public interest litigation activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 July, 1982
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,850 5.55% Mark Redsten Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 88.30 three stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.08 four stars
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 96.20 four stars
Ceres (MA) 93.57 four stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 91.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clean Wisconsin
634 West Main Street
Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703
tel: (608) 251-7020
fax: (608) 251-1655
EIN: 39-1413448

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Board Leadership

Liz Feder
President

CEO

Mark Redsten
President, CEO

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