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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Working Group

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three stars

87.38

1436 U Street, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 667-6982   Web Site
EIN: 52-2148600

Board Leadership
Ken Cook
Chair

CEO
Ken Cook
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.38 three stars
  Financial 85.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Working Group on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Environmental Working Group on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Working Group (DC) 87.38 three stars
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 88.64 three stars
Ceres (MA) 91.76 four stars
Environmental Integrity Project (DC) 90.71 four stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 92.45 four stars

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Founded in 1993, the mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,075,097
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $384,333
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,459,430
   Program Service Revenue $148,139
Total Primary Revenue $10,607,569
   Other Revenue $-317,955
TOTAL REVENUE $10,289,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,861,245
   Administrative Expenses $946,430
   Fundraising Expenses $1,429,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,236,798
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,052,816
   
Net Assets $5,192,880

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
Sustainable Agriculture $3,385,177 57.8%
Toxics and Human Health $2,010,641 34.3%
Healthy Child Healthy World $190,134 3.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.93 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.54 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 93.44 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 96.98 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.21 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 89.12 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.44 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 95.66 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 95.95 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 94.07 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 91.73 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 90.40 four 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 52-2148600
Name in IRS Master File ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
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
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$274,642 3.33% Ken Cook President, Co-Founder

Founded in 1993, the mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Environmental Working Group (DC) 87.38 three stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 88.07 three stars
Western Environmental Law Center (OR) 88.64 three stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (DC) 89.39 three stars
Idaho Conservation League (ID) 93.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Environmental Working Group
1436 U Street, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 667-6982
fax: (202) 232-2592
EIN: 52-2148600

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Board Leadership

Ken Cook
Chair

CEO

Ken Cook
President

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