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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Chicago Gateway Green

Dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago's expressways, gateways and neighborhoods.

three stars

81.34

1000 North Milwaukee Avenue Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60642
tel: (312) 527-9621   Web Site
EIN: 36-3764084

Board Leadership
Grant DePorter
Chair

CEO
Michelle Stromberg Ohlhaber
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.34 three stars
  Financial 87.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, Chicago Gateway Green continues to lead the charge in greening and beautifying our great city. The Tree Partnership, a large-scale tree planting initiative, will transform unused lands across Chicago into tree-filled green spaces. Working towards the goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, the Tree Partnership's plantings are planned to maximize environmental impact. The Expressway Partnership program stands out from typical ‘adopt-a-highway' programs in other states. We work with landscape architects to create multi-year plans for each site so landscaping will fit in with the existing environment and eventually become sustainable. Chicago Gateway Green is celebrating twenty years of dedication to a beautiful Chicago.

Founded in 1986, Chicago Gateway Green continues to lead the charge in greening and beautifying our great city. The Tree Partnership, a large-scale tree planting initiative, will transform unused lands across Chicago into tree-filled green spaces. Working towards the goals of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, the Tree Partnership's plantings are planned to maximize environmental impact. The Expressway Partnership program stands out from typical ‘adopt-a-highway' programs in other states. We work with landscape architects to create multi-year plans for each site so landscaping will fit in with the existing environment and eventually become sustainable. Chicago Gateway Green is celebrating twenty years of dedication to a beautiful Chicago.

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Financial

three stars

87.07

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Gateway Green on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Gateway Green on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Gateway Green (IL) 81.34 three stars
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 93.98 four stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 92.11 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 91.94 four stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $379,146
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $281,939
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $661,085
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $661,085
   Other Revenue $-71,276
TOTAL REVENUE $589,809
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $416,705
   Administrative Expenses $74,314
   Fundraising Expenses $95,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $586,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,023
   
Net Assets $484,172

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
Expressway Partnership Program $403,034 96.7%
El Valor Project $13,671 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 81.34 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.05 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 73.81 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.32 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 73.03 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.34 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 77.73 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 74.46 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 66.15 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.40 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 59.10 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 67.40 one star
2007-12 10/01/2009 78.14 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 90.50 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 90.77 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 90.10 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 84.21 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 36-3764084
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO GATEWAY GREEN COMMITTEE
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
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 July, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Tony Abruscato Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Gateway Green (IL) 81.34 three stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 91.94 four stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 92.11 four stars
Toxic-Free Future (WA) 93.98 four stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Gateway Green
1000 North Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60642
tel: (312) 527-9621
EIN: 36-3764084

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Board Leadership

Grant DePorter
Chair

CEO

Michelle Stromberg Ohlhaber
Executive Director

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