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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Environmental action through legal and scientific expertise

four stars

92.57

900 Temple Street Upper Mezzanine
New Haven, CT 06510
tel: (203) 787-0646   Web Site
EIN: 06-0990195

Board Leadership
Leslie Lee
Chair

CEO
Curt Johson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.57 four stars
  Financial 92.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) and its program Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations. Today, practical solutions to safeguarding Connecticut's land, air and water require many levels of expertise. Our staff of lawyers, scientists and outreach experts does the tough work of finding solutions that work. We bring those solutions to our state legislature, state and federal agencies and the courts. CFE was founded in 1978 by Fred Krupp to protect the land, air and water of Connecticut. Save the Sound was founded in 1972 as the Long Island Sound Taskforce to preserve and protect the Sound. In 2004, CFE and Save the Sound merged, with Save the Sound incorporated as a program within CFE.

The mission of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) and its program Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations. Today, practical solutions to safeguarding Connecticut's land, air and water require many levels of expertise. Our staff of lawyers, scientists and outreach experts does the tough work of finding solutions that work. We bring those solutions to our state legislature, state and federal agencies and the courts. CFE was founded in 1978 by Fred Krupp to protect the land, air and water of Connecticut. Save the Sound was founded in 1972 as the Long Island Sound Taskforce to preserve and protect the Sound. In 2004, CFE and Save the Sound merged, with Save the Sound incorporated as a program within CFE.

Financial

four stars

92.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 28.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Fund for the Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Fund for the Environment on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.57 four stars
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 86.14 three stars
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02 four stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 94.71 four stars
Earthjustice (CA) 93.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,878,937
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,596,784
Total Contributions $4,475,721
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,475,721
   Other Revenue $175,408
TOTAL REVENUE $4,651,129
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,944,001
   Administrative Expenses $535,737
   Fundraising Expenses $638,768
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,118,506
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-467,377
   
Net Assets $7,400,005

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
Green Infrastructure $1,222,105 31.0%
Habitat Restoration $735,145 18.6%
Long Island Sound Advocacy $694,880 17.6%

Ratings History
Connecticut Fund for the Environment has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 03/01/2018 92.57 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 94.20 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 78.77 two stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 80.50 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 89.32 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 83.77 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 82.37 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 82.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 89.58 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 82.37 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 92.64 four stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 95.27 four stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 90.35 four stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 78.84 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 83.55 three stars
2002-09 03/01/2004 84.76 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 06-0990195
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT INC
NTEE Code C12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
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 February, 1994
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$122,039 2.38% Curtis Johnson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$126,336 2.46% Donald Strait Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.57 four stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 92.45 four stars
Group for the East End (NY) 90.61 four stars
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MN) 95.53 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Fund for the Environment
900 Temple Street
Upper Mezzanine
New Haven, CT 06510
tel: (203) 787-0646
fax: (203) 787-0246
EIN: 06-0990195

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Board Leadership

Leslie Lee
Chair

CEO

Curt Johson
President

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