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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Minnesota Environmental Fund

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three stars

86.60

450 Syndicate Street North Suite 320
St. Paul, MN 55104
tel: (651) 917-1876   Web Site
EIN: 41-1693030

Board Leadership
Rylee Main
President

CEO
Doug Niemela
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.60 three stars
  Financial 84.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Twenty-one members strong, the Minnesota Environmental Fund is a balanced group of organizations with one common goal: maintaining our high-quality environment. Minnesota Environmental Fund provides education and a vital payroll giving choice to employees through our member organizations that protect, conserve and restore Minnesota's environment. Minnesota Environmental Fund provides the opportunity for employees to choose the environmental cause(s) they wish to support: protecting the air, water, land, and food; advocating environmental justice; or promoting a safe, clean and healthy environment throughout Minnesota.

Twenty-one members strong, the Minnesota Environmental Fund is a balanced group of organizations with one common goal: maintaining our high-quality environment. Minnesota Environmental Fund provides education and a vital payroll giving choice to employees through our member organizations that protect, conserve and restore Minnesota's environment. Minnesota Environmental Fund provides the opportunity for employees to choose the environmental cause(s) they wish to support: protecting the air, water, land, and food; advocating environmental justice; or promoting a safe, clean and healthy environment throughout Minnesota.

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Financial

three stars

84.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Environmental Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Environmental Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.60 three stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 92.38 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.83 four stars
Pacific Environment (CA) 87.50 three stars
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 90.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,159
   Federated Campaigns $471,281
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $513,440
   Program Service Revenue $142,096
Total Primary Revenue $655,536
   Other Revenue $8,655
TOTAL REVENUE $664,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $640,002
   Administrative Expenses $58,580
   Fundraising Expenses $3,974
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $702,556
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,365
   
Net Assets $312,617

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
Grants to Agencies $546,686 85.4%
Outreach and Education $54,952 8.6%
Volunteer Team $25,563 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.60 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 86.29 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 84.10 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 85.38 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 86.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.58 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.69 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 83.74 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 88.45 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 90.41 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 83.81 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.30 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 92.37 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.48 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 83.36 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 86.77 three 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 41-1693030
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA ENVIRONMENTAL FUND
NTEE Code C12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 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 May, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,000 11.38% Cordelia Pierson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.60 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 87.24 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 93.62 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 97.68 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Environmental Fund
450 Syndicate Street North
Suite 320
St. Paul, MN 55104
tel: (651) 917-1876
fax: (651) 917-1890
EIN: 41-1693030

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Board Leadership

Rylee Main
President

CEO

Doug Niemela
Executive Director

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