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CharityWatch report issued
January 2019

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

1612 K Street, NW
Suite 904
Washington, DC 20006

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 86%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $7

How many dollars Earthworks 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
Earthworks IRS Form 990 52-1557765
Earthworks Audited Financial Statements 52-1557765
Entity: Earthworks
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1557765
Entity: Earthworks
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1557765

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?
meets governance benchmarks.
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

  Name Title Compensation
1 Bruce Baizel Energy Program Director $139,772
2 Jennifer Krill Executive Director $132,495
Name: Bruce Baizel
Title: Energy Program Director
Compensation: $139,772
Name: Jennifer Krill
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $132,495

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.
According to the Earthworks audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 7, Programs, Earthworks Partnership Programs):

"Earthworks provides back-office services (including payroll, accounting, and administration), a legal framework, and capacity building support to a variety of small programs (single staff or volunteer-only organizations) that share Earthworks' mission of protecting communities and the environment from the negative impacts of mineral development.

"For the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, Earthworks recognized $14,160 and $7,839, respectively, in agent fees...and served as the fiscal sponsor of the following projects..."

The projects listed are: (1) Ethical Metalsmiths; (2) Common Ground United; (3) Alaskans for Responsible Mining; (4) Arizona Mining Coalition; (5) ShaleTest; (6) Friends of Livingston Mountain; (7) The Shalefield Organizing Committee; (8) Big Bend Conservation Alliance; (9) Beyond Extreme Energy; (10) Campaign to End Sacrifice Zones; (11) Coalition for Oklahoma Renewable Energy; (12) Resilient Communities Network; and (13) Stop the Frack Attack.