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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Montana Environmental Information Center

Protecting and restoring Montana's natural environment

two stars

76.86

107 West Lawrence Street Suite N-6
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 443-2520   Web Site
EIN: 23-7337100

Board Leadership
Kathy Juedeman
President

CEO
Jim Jensen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.86 two stars
  Financial 80.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) is an advocacy and public education organization. It was founded by concerned Montanans in 1973 to protect and restore Montana's natural environment. MEIC's accomplishments and experience have earned it the reputation of being Montana's leading state government-focused advocate, and the leading group promoting progress in environmental policy pertaining to: hard rock mining, energy policy and global warming, air quality, water quality, land use and State land management, and environmental policy. MEIC collaborates with a wide variety of state, regional and national environmental groups. MEIC also works with new voices for environmental protection, including business, farming, labor, tribal, education, religious, and public health interests.

The Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) is an advocacy and public education organization. It was founded by concerned Montanans in 1973 to protect and restore Montana's natural environment. MEIC's accomplishments and experience have earned it the reputation of being Montana's leading state government-focused advocate, and the leading group promoting progress in environmental policy pertaining to: hard rock mining, energy policy and global warming, air quality, water quality, land use and State land management, and environmental policy. MEIC collaborates with a wide variety of state, regional and national environmental groups. MEIC also works with new voices for environmental protection, including business, farming, labor, tribal, education, religious, and public health interests.

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Financial

three stars

80.15

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montana Environmental Information Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Montana Environmental Information Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montana Environmental Information Center (MT) 76.86 two stars
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 88.22 three stars
World Resources Institute (DC) 98.23 four stars
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 92.15 four stars
Resources for the Future (DC) 86.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $587,018
   Federated Campaigns $1,509
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $588,527
   Program Service Revenue $6,545
Total Primary Revenue $595,072
   Other Revenue $23,312
TOTAL REVENUE $618,384
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $442,065
   Administrative Expenses $36,085
   Fundraising Expenses $105,208
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $583,357
   
Payments to Affiliates $5,750
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $35,027
   
Net Assets $563,063

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
Monitoring Government Actions $288,069 65.2%
Education $81,374 18.4%
Assistance to Address Environmental Issues $72,622 16.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 76.86 two stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 74.50 two stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 73.08 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2016 77.06 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.65 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 74.03 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 71.51 two stars
2012-12 08/01/2013 71.88 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 65.97 one star
2011-12 12/01/2012 65.52 one star
2010-12 11/01/2011 68.37 one star
2008-12 09/20/2011 67.68 one star
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 04/01/2010 76.17 two stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 68.31 one star
2006-12 09/01/2007 64.69 one star
2005-12 10/01/2006 66.41 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 79.90 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 79.91 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 23-7337100
Name in IRS Master File MONTANA ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION CENTER INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or conservation
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 March, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$59,560 10.20% James Jensen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Montana Environmental Information Center (MT) 76.86 two stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 92.21 four stars
World Resources Institute (DC) 98.23 four stars
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 89.08 three stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 96.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Montana Environmental Information Center
107 West Lawrence Street
Suite N-6
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 443-2520
fax: (406) 443-2507
EIN: 23-7337100

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1184
Helena, MT 59624

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Board Leadership

Kathy Juedeman
President

CEO

Jim Jensen
Executive Director

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