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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rocky Mountain Institute

Creating a clean, prosperous and secure energy future™

four stars

97.36

22830 Two Rivers Road Basalt, CO 81621
tel: (303) 245-1003   Web Site
EIN: 74-2244146

Board Leadership
Edward D. White
Chair

CEO
Jules Kortenhorst
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.36 four stars
  Financial 96.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rocky Mountain Institute's (RMI) vision is a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever. Our mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. RMI's style is non-adversarial and trans-ideological, emphasizing integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets. Our strategic focus, executed through specific initiatives designed to take our work rapidly to scale, is to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables. We work extensively with the private sector, as well as with civil society and government, to create abundance by design and to apply the framework of natural capitalism.

Rocky Mountain Institute's (RMI) vision is a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever. Our mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. RMI's style is non-adversarial and trans-ideological, emphasizing integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets. Our strategic focus, executed through specific initiatives designed to take our work rapidly to scale, is to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables. We work extensively with the private sector, as well as with civil society and government, to create abundance by design and to apply the framework of natural capitalism.

Financial

four stars

96.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 32.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocky Mountain Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocky Mountain Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 97.36 four stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 98.21 four stars
Manomet (MA) 85.72 three stars
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 94.79 four stars
Wildlands Network (WA) 86.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,711,673
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $63,556
Total Contributions $25,775,229
   Program Service Revenue $3,749,489
Total Primary Revenue $29,524,718
   Other Revenue $-47,618
TOTAL REVENUE $29,477,100
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,863,384
   Administrative Expenses $4,135,543
   Fundraising Expenses $2,313,993
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,312,920
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $164,180
   
Net Assets $23,468,704

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
Developing Economy $8,064,774 35.3%
Decarbonizing Electricity $7,482,930 32.7%
Oil-Free Transportation $3,966,406 17.3%

Ratings History
Rocky Mountain Institute has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 03/01/2018 97.36 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.81 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.37 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.50 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 78.73 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 78.55 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.20 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 92.66 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 90.01 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 92.74 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 92.29 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.72 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 92.01 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 74-2244146
Name in IRS Master File ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 December, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$348,186 1.18% Jules Kortenhorst Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 97.36 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.35 four stars
Wildlands Network (WA) 86.16 three stars
Center for ReSource Conservation (CO) 89.94 three stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 98.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rocky Mountain Institute
22830 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621
tel: (303) 245-1003
EIN: 74-2244146

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Board Leadership

Edward D. White
Chair

CEO

Jules Kortenhorst
Chief Executive Officer

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