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Earth Island Institute

CharityWatch report issued
August 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Earth Island Institute
2150 Allston Way
Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Kids for the Bay
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Women's Earth Alliance
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Tax Status


Stated Mission

Cultivates environmental leadership by acting as an incubator for new programs and providing long-term support for established environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals promoting ecological sustainability and social justice.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 81%

The percentage of Earth Island Institute's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $11

How many dollars Earth Island Institute spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Earth Island Institute IRS Form 990 94-2889684
Earth Island Institute Audited Financial Statements 94-2889684
Entity: Earth Island Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 94-2889684
Entity: Earth Island Institute
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 94-2889684

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Earth Island Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
Earth Island Institute
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Camilla Fox Project Director $140,833
2 David Phillips Executive Director $124,244
Name: Camilla Fox
Title: Project Director
Compensation: $140,833
Name: David Phillips
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $124,244

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