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Environmental and Energy Study Institute

In 1988, EESI declared that it is a moral imperative to address climate change.

four stars

94.93

1020 19th St. NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 662-1887   Web Site
EIN: 52-1268030

Board Leadership
Jared Blum
Chair

CEO
Daniel Bresette
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.93 four stars
  Financial 92.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

EESI's mission is to advance science-based solutions for climate change, energy, and environmental challenges to achieve our vision of a sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.




Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. As the U.S. is a leading global emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, we have a responsibility to prioritize climate mitigation quickly and in a way that centers equity and workforce development. Additionally, we need communities to be resilient to intensifying climate impacts by promoting common-sense solutions like energy efficiency, utilizing all renewables, and making construction more sustainable.

Yet, the federal government is not addressing climate mitigation and adaptation at the scale and scope required by this enormous crisis. Lack of expertise and in-depth knowledge regarding climate change issues and affiliated policy are major reasons.
U.S. federal policy has the potential to propel the country, and lead the world,

EESI's mission is to advance science-based solutions for climate change, energy, and environmental challenges to achieve our vision of a sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.




Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. As the U.S. is a leading global emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, we have a responsibility to prioritize climate mitigation quickly and in a way that centers equity and workforce development. Additionally, we need communities to be resilient to intensifying climate impacts by promoting common-sense solutions like energy efficiency, utilizing all renewables, and making construction more sustainable.

Yet, the federal government is not addressing climate mitigation and adaptation at the scale and scope required by this enormous crisis. Lack of expertise and in-depth knowledge regarding climate change issues and affiliated policy are major reasons.
U.S. federal policy has the potential to propel the country, and lead the world,

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Financial

four stars

92.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.11
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental and Energy Study Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental and Energy Study Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 94.93 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 100.00 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 91.68 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 92.19 four stars
Appalachian Voices (NC) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,393,165
   Federated Campaigns $73,754
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,466,919
   Program Service Revenue $54,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,520,919
   Other Revenue $119,581
TOTAL REVENUE $1,640,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,192,584
   Administrative Expenses $135,813
   Fundraising Expenses $149,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,477,752
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,748
   
Net Assets $4,280,388

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
Federal Climate and Clean Energy Policy $705,851 59.2%
Access Clean Energy Savings $486,733 40.8%

Ratings History
Environmental and Energy Study Institute has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 94.93 four stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 93.52 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 93.25 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.48 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 90.05 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.44 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 98.82 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.51 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 93.80 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 98.04 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 94.57 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 97.00 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 72.58 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 72.83 two stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 87.99 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 52-1268030
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY STUDY INSTITUTE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 March, 1983
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$36,082 2.44% Daniel Bresette Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$193,658 13.10% Carol Werner Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 94.93 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 100.00 four stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 92.19 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental and Energy Study Institute
1020 19th St. NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 662-1887
fax: (202) 204-5244
EIN: 52-1268030

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Board Leadership

Jared Blum
Chair

CEO

Daniel Bresette
Executive Director

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