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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Clean Wisconsin

Your environmental voice since 1970

three stars

89.73

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

Board Leadership
Karen Knetter
President

CEO
Mark Redsten
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.73 three stars
  Financial 90.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

90.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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) 89.73 three stars
Environmental Advocates NY (NY) 95.99 four stars
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 93.43 four stars
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 91.45 four stars
PennFuture (PA) 92.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,034,452
   Federated Campaigns $35,945
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,046
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,116,443
   Program Service Revenue $382,379
Total Primary Revenue $1,498,822
   Other Revenue $6,928
TOTAL REVENUE $1,505,750
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,581,827
   Administrative Expenses $214,257
   Fundraising Expenses $116,294
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,912,378
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-406,628
   
Net Assets $1,598,589

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
Protect & Improve Wisconsin's Waters $681,032 43.1%
Efficient & Renewable Energy Sources $669,124 42.3%
Press Releases and Mailings $54,312 3.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 89.73 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 89.92 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 89.72 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,810 5.68% Mark Redsten President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 89.73 three stars
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NC) 90.97 four stars
World Resources Institute (DC) 98.23 four stars
Oregon Environmental Council (OR) 90.19 four stars
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD) 86.06 three 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

Karen Knetter
President

CEO

Mark Redsten
President, CEO

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