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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Environmental action through legal and scientific expertise

four stars

92.37

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 92.37 four stars
  Financial 91.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

91.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.37 four stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 93.68 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 92.20 four stars
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (DC) 92.27 four stars
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 88.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,989,405
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $548,643
Total Contributions $4,538,048
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,538,048
   Other Revenue $610,760
TOTAL REVENUE $5,148,808
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,475,473
   Administrative Expenses $603,403
   Fundraising Expenses $584,530
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,663,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,485,402
   
Net Assets $8,773,855

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
Long Island Sound Advocacy $721,700 29.2%
Green Infrastructure $500,705 20.2%
Endangered lands $398,049 16.1%

Ratings History
Connecticut Fund for the Environment has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 92.37 four stars
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,226 3.36% Curtis Johnson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$123,577 3.37% Donald Strait President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.37 four stars
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Environmental Law and Policy Center (IL) 93.30 four stars
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 88.13 three 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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