Better Business Bureau Report for
Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc.
Address: 95 Brown Road
  Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-257-8855
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2010, New York
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to foster environmental restoration to make a difference on a local and global level by working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. REF's concentrated restoration and sustainability efforts focus on: Coastal, Marine and Estuaries, Aforestation/Reforestation, Wetlands, Woody Biomass for Renewable Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Wildlife Habitats and more."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. (REF) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. public/private partnerships for forest and wetland restoration leverage, science and markets to deliver major environmental, social and economic impacts.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, REF's program expenses were:

Restoration Deployment Costs 1,144,020
Contract Services 26,482
Facilities & Equipment 10,210
Total Program Expenses: $1,180,712
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Chief Executive : PJ Marshall, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Don Blancher
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CEO, Sustainable Ecosystems Restoration, LLC

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 1

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

grant proposals
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,574,065, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on REF's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Grant Revenue 1,091,902
Contributions in kind 252,971
Contributions 228,540
Other Revenue 652
Total Income $1,574,065


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 96%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $1,574,065
Program expenses $1,180,712
Fund raising expenses 2,629
Administrative expenses 47,627
Total expenses $1,230,968
Income in Excess of Expenses 343,097
Beginning net assets 64,684
Ending net assets 407,781
Total liabilities 233,500
Total assets $641,281

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