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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Protecting employees who protect our environment

four stars

94.27

962 Wayne Ave Suite 610
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (202) 265-7337   Web Site
EIN: 93-1102740

Board Leadership
Frank Buono
Chair

CEO
Jeff Ruch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.27 four stars
  Financial 91.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals, law enforcement officers, land managers, and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values. We organize a broad base of among employees within local, state, and federal resource management agencies. We monitor these agencies by serving as a watch dog for the public interest and inform the administration, congress, other officials, media, and the public about substantive environmental issues. We defend and strengthen the legal rights of public employees who speak out about issues concerning natural resource management and environmental protection, providing free legal assistance when necessary.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals, law enforcement officers, land managers, and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values. We organize a broad base of among employees within local, state, and federal resource management agencies. We monitor these agencies by serving as a watch dog for the public interest and inform the administration, congress, other officials, media, and the public about substantive environmental issues. We defend and strengthen the legal rights of public employees who speak out about issues concerning natural resource management and environmental protection, providing free legal assistance when necessary.

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Financial

four stars

91.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 94.27 four stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 91.51 four stars
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 89.08 three stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 95.34 four stars
Trustees for Alaska (AK) 85.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $891,537
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $891,537
   Program Service Revenue $375,355
Total Primary Revenue $1,266,892
   Other Revenue $6,926
TOTAL REVENUE $1,273,818
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $942,360
   Administrative Expenses $52,909
   Fundraising Expenses $49,135
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,044,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $229,414
   
Net Assets $1,070,078

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
Field Operations $262,083 27.8%
Scientist Protection and Education $189,115 20.1%
Legal Assistance $188,265 20.0%

Ratings History
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 94.27 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 91.26 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 84.09 three stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 83.33 three stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 83.29 three stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 89.48 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 85.06 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 76.36 two stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 93.29 four stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 87.15 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 86.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 83.41 three stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 95.50 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 96.65 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 88.58 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 86.63 three stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 79.44 two stars
2003-09 03/01/2005 74.23 two 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 93-1102740
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY INC
NTEE Code C03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
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 October, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 10.53% Jeffrey Ruch President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 94.27 four stars
Ohio Environmental Council (OH) 92.52 four stars
International Conservation Caucus Foundation (DC) 86.84 three stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 90.39 four stars
Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 92.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
962 Wayne Ave
Suite 610
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (202) 265-7337
fax: (202) 265-4192
EIN: 93-1102740

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Board Leadership

Frank Buono
Chair

CEO

Jeff Ruch
Executive Director

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