Environmental Working Group

Founded in 1993, EWG focuses on toxics, agriculture and western lands issues. Our effective advocacy is bolstered by extensive web databases and a 500,000-person email list, which have become major forces in online information distribution.

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WASHINGTON, DC – EIN 522148600  ewg.org

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.

We work for you. Do you know what’s in your tap water? What about your shampoo? What’s lurking in the cleaners underneath your sink? What pesticides are on your food? How about the farms, fracking wells and factories in your local area? Do you know what safeguards they use to protect your water, soil, air and your kids? Which large agribusinesses get your tax dollars and why? What are GMOs? What do they do to our land and water?

More than two decades ago EWG set out to answer these questions, and more, and to empower you to get to know your environment and protect your health.

EWG’s groundbreaking research has changed the debate over environmental health. From households to Capitol Hill, EWG’s team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers, communication experts and programmers has worked tirelessly to make sure someone is standing up for public health when government and industry won’t. Through our reports, online databases, mobile apps and communications campaigns, EWG is educating and empowering consumers to make safer and more informed decisions about the products they buy and the companies they support. In response to consumer pressure, companies are giving up potentially dangerous chemical ingredients in their products and improving their practices.

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ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP

WASHINGTON, DC 20009-3987 | Tax-exempt since June 1999
  • EIN: 52-2148600
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Energy Resources Conservation and Development (Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification )
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990

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990 (filed on Nov. 15, 2019)

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990

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990 (filed on Sept. 20, 2018)

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990

Total Revenue

$10,412,044

Total Functional Expenses $9,318,340
Net income $1,093,704
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,910,266 95.2%
Program services $653,760 6.3%
Investment income $21,909 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$279,598
Sales of assets $3,427 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $102,280 1.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,437,641 15.4%
Professional fundraising fees $54,902 0.6%
Other salaries and wages $3,394,201 36.4%
Other
Total Assets $7,631,706
Total Liabilities $772,336
Net Assets $6,859,370
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

Full Text

990 (filed on Nov. 21, 2017)

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990

Total Revenue

$10,514,660

Total Functional Expenses $10,889,968
Net income -$375,308
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,261,640 97.6%
Program services $533,616 5.1%
Investment income $11,257 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$309,875
Sales of assets $2,320 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $15,702 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,408,122 12.9%
Professional fundraising fees $62,827 0.6%
Other salaries and wages $4,306,605 39.5%
Other
Total Assets $6,327,581
Total Liabilities $546,066
Net Assets $5,781,515
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990

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990 (filed on Feb. 17, 2017)

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990

Total Revenue

$12,312,231

Total Functional Expenses $11,354,000
Net income $958,231
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,849,566 96.2%
Program services $893,510 7.3%
Investment income $9,098 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$480,271
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $40,328 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,534,039 13.5%
Professional fundraising fees $376,714 3.3%
Other salaries and wages $4,151,910 36.6%
Other
Total Assets $6,868,256
Total Liabilities $718,889
Net Assets $6,149,367
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

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990 (filed on Feb. 9, 2016)

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990

Total Revenue

$10,289,614

Total Functional Expenses $8,236,798
Net income $2,052,816
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,459,430 Over 100%
Program services $148,139 1.4%
Investment income $8,101 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$336,056
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $10,000 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,328,320 16.1%
Professional fundraising fees $23,411 0.3%
Other salaries and wages $2,936,184 35.6%
Other
Total Assets $5,685,706
Total Liabilities $492,826
Net Assets $5,192,880
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990

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990 (filed on Dec. 11, 2014)

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990

Total Revenue

$7,430,883

Total Functional Expenses $7,279,612
Net income $151,271
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,348,926 98.9%
Program services $287,087 3.9%
Investment income $7,810 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$218,014
Sales of assets -$787
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $5,861 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,194,131 16.4%
Professional fundraising fees $266,067 3.7%
Other salaries and wages $2,622,195 36.0%
Other
Total Assets $3,570,834
Total Liabilities $424,508
Net Assets $3,146,326
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

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990

Total Revenue

$6,748,150

Total Functional Expenses $6,996,929
Net income -$248,779
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,659,926 98.7%
Program services $136,181 2.0%
Investment income $3,776 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$52,183
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $450 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,138,196 16.3%
Professional fundraising fees $122,021 1.7%
Other salaries and wages $2,869,503 41.0%
Other
Total Assets $3,424,252
Total Liabilities $428,023
Net Assets $2,996,229
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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990

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990

Total Revenue

$5,899,358

Total Functional Expenses $6,229,106
Net income -$329,748
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,761,475 97.7%
Program services $125,208 2.1%
Investment income $5,537 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $4,639 0.1%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $2,499 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $769,426 12.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,839,831 45.6%
Other
Total Assets $3,525,441
Total Liabilities $280,401
Net Assets $3,245,040
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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990

Total Revenue

$5,566,100

Total Functional Expenses $5,590,973
Net income -$24,873
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,446,175 97.8%
Program services $155,948 2.8%
Investment income $6,500 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$46,545
Sales of assets $500 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,522 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,145,102 20.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,512,088 44.9%
Other
Total Assets $3,853,551
Total Liabilities $279,092
Net Assets $3,574,459
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

990-EZ

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


Last Updated: 2020-11-28 08:12