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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Initiative

Catalyze collaboration across perspectives, power, and systems for social equity and environmental health

93.70

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

Board Leadership
Michelle Stockness
Chair

CEO
Mike Harley
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.70
  Financial 92.04
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We…

Are a nonprofit organization working with business, nonprofit, government and community leaders to address complex and systemic issues.
Facilitate conversations addressing environmental, economic, and public health issues between diverse stakeholders as we work toward social equity and environmental health.
Take action and implement on-the-ground projects to improve our air, land, and water for all beings.
Plan and host events for environmental leaders from businesses, nonprofits, government and most-impacted communities to share information, network and learn from one another.

Mission
Catalyze collaboration across perspectives, power, and systems for social equity and environmental health.

Vision
Relationships foster an inclusive, just, and thriving world for all beings.

We…

Are a nonprofit organization working with business, nonprofit, government and community leaders to address complex and systemic issues.
Facilitate conversations addressing environmental, economic, and public health issues between diverse stakeholders as we work toward social equity and environmental health.
Take action and implement on-the-ground projects to improve our air, land, and water for all beings.
Plan and host events for environmental leaders from businesses, nonprofits, government and most-impacted communities to share information, network and learn from one another.

Mission
Catalyze collaboration across perspectives, power, and systems for social equity and environmental health.

Vision
Relationships foster an inclusive, just, and thriving world for all beings.

Financial

92.04

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 39.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.3%
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) 93.70
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 86.17
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 95.07
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 94.80
North Carolina Conservation Network (NC) 91.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,733,646
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $236,862
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,096,171
Total Contributions $4,066,679
   Program Service Revenue $54,980
Total Primary Revenue $4,121,659
   Other Revenue $21,685
TOTAL REVENUE $4,143,344
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,342,194
   Administrative Expenses $437,023
   Fundraising Expenses $154,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,933,317
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,027
   
Net Assets $1,936,189

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 $2,471,758 74.0%
Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition $374,287 11.2%
Environmental Policy $143,310 4.3%

Ratings History
Environmental Initiative has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 93.70
2018-12 05/01/2020 94.79
2017-12 04/01/2019 96.07
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.01
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.63
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.19
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.09

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,551 3.80% Mike Harley Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Initiative (MN) 93.70
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.87
WILD Foundation (CO) 93.95
Friends of the Earth (DC) 88.72
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 95.07

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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

Michelle Stockness
Chair

CEO

Mike Harley
Chief Executive Officer

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