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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Initiative

Powerful Partnerships, Effective Solutions

four stars

94.01

211 First Street North Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 334-3388   Web Site
EIN: 41-1718834

Board Leadership
Don Hickman
Chair

CEO
Mike Harley
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.01 four stars
  Financial 92.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that builds partnerships to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota's environmental problems. We plan and host events for environmental leaders to share information, network and learn from one another, as well as facilitating environmental policy conversations. We take action and implement on the ground environmental projects to improve our air, land, and water. As a catalyst, convener, or implementer, Environmental Initiative develops creative solutions to environmental problems with our partners.

Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that builds partnerships to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota's environmental problems. We plan and host events for environmental leaders to share information, network and learn from one another, as well as facilitating environmental policy conversations. We take action and implement on the ground environmental projects to improve our air, land, and water. As a catalyst, convener, or implementer, Environmental Initiative develops creative solutions to environmental problems with our partners.

Financial

four stars

92.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Initiative (MN) 94.01 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 91.06 four stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 93.36 four stars
Ecotrust (OR) 88.19 three stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 86.47 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $812,766
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $311,742
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $327,053
Total Contributions $1,451,561
   Program Service Revenue $54,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,505,561
   Other Revenue $2,337
TOTAL REVENUE $1,507,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,223,142
   Administrative Expenses $218,632
   Fundraising Expenses $128,957
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,570,731
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-62,833
   
Net Assets $1,599,979

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
Clean Air $502,886 41.1%
Sustainability $265,416 21.7%
Environmental Policy $143,144 11.7%

Ratings History
Environmental Initiative has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.01 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.63 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.09 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 41-1718834
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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, 1992
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
$126,652 8.06% Mike Harley Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Initiative (MN) 94.01 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 88.73 three stars
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars
Earth Island Institute (CA) 86.49 three stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 94.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Initiative
211 First Street North
Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 334-3388
EIN: 41-1718834

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Board Leadership

Don Hickman
Chair

CEO

Mike Harley
Executive Director

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