CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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CharityWatch's rating of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) includes the financial activities of the 501(c)(3) public charity (Tax ID#11-6107128). Our rating does not include the financial activities of the related 501(c)(4) tax-exempt social welfare organization, Environmental Defense Action Fund (Tax ID#90-0080500), for which CharityWatch issues a separate rating.

According to the EDF consolidated audit of Sept. 30, 2015 (Note K, Wholly-Controlled Entity Transactions), EDF made a $700,000 grant to the related Action Fund in fiscal 2015.

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