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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rocky Mountain Institute

Creating a clean, prosperous and secure low-carbon energy future™

four stars

95.12

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 95.12 four stars
  Financial 93.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)'s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)'s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of press articles published
5,900
Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership
260
Number of unique website visitors
362,128
Number of reports written/published
33
Number of Facebook followers
20,297
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

93.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 17.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.12 four stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 90.58 four stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 87.11 three stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 97.76 four stars
Student Conservation Association (VA) 86.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,031,677
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $359,624
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $507,209
Total Contributions $33,898,510
   Program Service Revenue $8,330,801
Total Primary Revenue $42,229,311
   Other Revenue $86,673
TOTAL REVENUE $42,315,984
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,541,687
   Administrative Expenses $5,932,473
   Fundraising Expenses $2,372,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,847,054
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,468,930
   
Net Assets $26,773,079

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
Global Energy Transitions $9,325,492 29.6%
Clean Electricity $8,665,863 27.5%
Clean Transportation $4,251,622 13.5%

Ratings History
Rocky Mountain Institute has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 95.12 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 94.57 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$522,993 1.31% Jules Kortenhorst Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.12 four stars
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Sky Island Alliance (AZ) 97.70 four stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 90.58 four stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 85.15 three 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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