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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Rocky Mountain Institute

Creating a clean, prosperous and secure energy future™

four stars

95.81

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

Board Leadership
Thomas Dinwoodie
Chair

CEO
Jules Kortenhorst
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.81 four stars
  Financial 94.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

four stars

94.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 29.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.0%
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) 95.81 four stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 85.94 three stars
Manomet (MA) 87.30 three stars
Lloyd Center for the Environment (MA) 86.54 three stars
California Native Plant Society (CA) 88.34 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,996,105
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $328,441
Total Contributions $23,324,546
   Program Service Revenue $1,825,439
Total Primary Revenue $25,149,985
   Other Revenue $669,843
TOTAL REVENUE $25,819,828
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,683,640
   Administrative Expenses $1,923,598
   Fundraising Expenses $1,847,457
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,454,695
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,365,133
   
Net Assets $24,517,984

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
RMI Programs $16,184,483 82.2%
Communication $1,797,749 9.1%
CWR Programs $1,701,408 8.6%

Ratings History
Rocky Mountain Institute has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$666,451 2.84% Jules Kortenhorst Chief Executive Officer

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.81 four stars
Manomet (MA) 87.30 three stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 86.44 three stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 95.14 four stars
California Native Plant Society (CA) 88.34 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

Thomas Dinwoodie
Chair

CEO

Jules Kortenhorst
Chief Executive Officer

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