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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Washington Environmental Council

Protecting our land, air and water

four stars

94.31

1402 Third Avenue Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 631-2600   Web Site
EIN: 91-0839385

Board Leadership
Julie Colehour
Board Chair

CEO
Alyssa Macy
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.31 four stars
  Financial 93.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington's most critical environmental challenges since 1967. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington's environment for all. Currently our work is focused in three areas: addressing climate change and advancing clean energy solutions, protecting and restoring Puget Sound, and pursuing new models of sustainable forestry. We are also leading members of the Stand Up To Oil and Power Past Coal campaigns which are fighting to stop new oil and coal infrastructure in Washington State.

Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington's most critical environmental challenges since 1967. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington's environment for all. Currently our work is focused in three areas: addressing climate change and advancing clean energy solutions, protecting and restoring Puget Sound, and pursuing new models of sustainable forestry. We are also leading members of the Stand Up To Oil and Power Past Coal campaigns which are fighting to stop new oil and coal infrastructure in Washington State.

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Financial

four stars

93.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Environmental Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.31 four stars
Ohio Environmental Council (OH) 92.52 four stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 92.24 four stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 85.34 three stars
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (MD) 89.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,501,801
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $397,475
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,899,276
   Program Service Revenue $82,586
Total Primary Revenue $2,981,862
   Other Revenue $58,075
TOTAL REVENUE $3,039,937
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,211,976
   Administrative Expenses $211,979
   Fundraising Expenses $389,334
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,813,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $226,648
   
Net Assets $4,991,465

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
Climate & Clean Energy $526,429 23.8%
Oil Transportation Safety $488,613 22.1%
People For Puget Sound $425,724 19.2%
Evergreen Forests $411,234 18.6%

Ratings History
Washington Environmental Council has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 94.31 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.93 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.90 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.85 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.39 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.38 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.43 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.49 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 91.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 90.57 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.72 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 92.13 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 77.08 two stars
2005-12 08/01/2006 80.31 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 68.84 one star
2003-12 10/01/2004 76.51 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 64.47 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-0839385
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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 September, 1986
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
$106,922 3.80% Joan Crooks CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.31 four stars
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.88 three stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 97.87 four stars
Ohio Environmental Council (OH) 92.52 four stars
Union of Concerned Scientists (MA) 91.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Washington Environmental Council
1402 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 631-2600
EIN: 91-0839385

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Board Leadership

Julie Colehour
Board Chair

CEO

Alyssa Macy
CEO

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