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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Solar Cookers International

Harnessing the sun to benefit people and the environment

four stars

90.63

2400 22nd Street Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95818
tel: (916) 455-4499   Web Site
EIN: 68-0153141

Board Leadership
James G. Moose
President

CEO
Julie Greene
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.63 four stars
  Financial 88.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

88.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 24.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solar Cookers International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Solar Cookers International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solar Cookers International (CA) 90.63 four stars
Climate Solutions (WA) 91.84 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 89.39 three stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 100.00 four stars

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Founded in 1987, Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations--from all over the world--have learned about solar cooking through SCI's publications and educational materials, and have benefited from SCI's information exchange networks, research, and technical support. SCI is headquartered in Sacramento, California and maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $616,607
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,880
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $619,487
   Program Service Revenue $29,455
Total Primary Revenue $648,942
   Other Revenue $2,759
TOTAL REVENUE $651,701
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $408,738
   Administrative Expenses $52,264
   Fundraising Expenses $87,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $548,787
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $102,914
   
Net Assets $680,098

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.63 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 84.61 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 71.24 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 76.65 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 70.00 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 79.85 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.78 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 65.02 one star
2008-06 05/01/2009 83.37 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 82.58 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 84.89 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 74.80 two stars
2004-06 02/01/2005 81.79 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 68-0153141
Name in IRS Master File SOLAR COOKERS INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code C35
NTEE Classification Energy Resources Conservation and Development
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 April, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$85,707 15.61% Julie Greene Executive Director

Founded in 1987, Solar Cookers International (SCI) spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles. Tens of thousands of individuals and organizations--from all over the world--have learned about solar cooking through SCI's publications and educational materials, and have benefited from SCI's information exchange networks, research, and technical support. SCI is headquartered in Sacramento, California and maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Solar Cookers International (CA) 90.63 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 100.00 four stars
Climate Solutions (WA) 91.84 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Solar Cookers International
2400 22nd Street
Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95818
tel: (916) 455-4499
EIN: 68-0153141

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Board Leadership

James G. Moose
President

CEO

Julie Greene
Executive Director

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