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Environmental Law Institute

Making law work for people, places, and the planet

three stars

86.19

1730 M Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 939-3850   Web Site
EIN: 52-0901863

Board Leadership
Martha L. Rees
Chair

CEO
Scott Fulton
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.19 three stars
  Financial 80.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) works to advance environmental protection by improving law, policy and management. The Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. Today, we are an internationally recognized, non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection worldwide. ELI delivers insightful and impartial analysis to opinion makers, including government officials, environmental and business leaders, academics, members of the environmental bar, and journalists. Our work is primarily focused on protecting water resources, land, and biodiversity and improving environmental law and its implementation in the U.S. and internationally.

Founded in 1969, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) works to advance environmental protection by improving law, policy and management. The Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. Today, we are an internationally recognized, non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection worldwide. ELI delivers insightful and impartial analysis to opinion makers, including government officials, environmental and business leaders, academics, members of the environmental bar, and journalists. Our work is primarily focused on protecting water resources, land, and biodiversity and improving environmental law and its implementation in the U.S. and internationally.

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Financial

three stars

80.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth -5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Law Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Law Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 86.19 three stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 93.98 four stars
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 86.14 three stars
Property and Environment Research Center (MT) 93.71 four stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 91.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,156,418
   Federated Campaigns $16,569
   Membership Dues $270,066
   Fundraising Events $427,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $983,806
Total Contributions $4,853,959
   Program Service Revenue $935,791
Total Primary Revenue $5,789,750
   Other Revenue $300,880
TOTAL REVENUE $6,090,630
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,772,564
   Administrative Expenses $489,695
   Fundraising Expenses $394,886
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,657,145
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,433,485
   
Net Assets $6,845,226

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
Research and Policy $2,402,784 63.7%
Education $841,930 22.3%
Publications $527,850 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.19 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.23 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.54 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.06 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.60 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 91.62 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 87.16 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 86.66 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 83.34 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 93.70 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 78.55 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 74.94 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 74.96 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 70.29 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 82.06 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 52-0901863
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE INC
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 (120) Publishing activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$233,346 5.01% C. Scott Fulton President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Law Institute (DC) 86.19 three stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 98.09 four stars
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 92.54 four stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 91.26 four stars
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 93.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 939-3850
fax: (202) 939-3868
EIN: 52-0901863

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Board Leadership

Martha L. Rees
Chair

CEO

Scott Fulton
President

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