Open Earth Foundation

Our Planet, First

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Open Earth Foundation

EIN: 85-3261449


The Open Earth Foundation's mission is to create and deploy open source digital systems and solutions for a thriving planet.

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Executive Director

Martin Wainstein

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Physical and earth sciences


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NTEE code info

Physical Sciences/Earth Sciences Research and Promotion (U30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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The Open Climate project focuses on increasing trust and accountability on climate action pledges through an integrated climate accounting system —fundamentally supporting the independent efforts to track progress on the Paris Agreement. To seamlessly integrate private sector organizations, subnational governments and state-level accounting, the project adopts a spatially nested architecture. This involves a software ‘platform of platforms,’ integration of digital climate protocols and standards, and intuitive dashboard interfaces. The system is designed to provide general transparency alongside privacy, prevention of double counting in the certification and trading of mitigation outcomes, and contractual automation of rules and mechanisms with financial nature.

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Open Earth Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 29.03 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.2 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Open Earth Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Open Earth Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Open Earth Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Open Earth Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $6,360,526 -$3,069,397
As % of expenses 563.8% -155.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $6,359,650 -$3,071,580
As % of expenses 563.3% -155.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $7,641,796 -$246,091
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -103.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% -12.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.5% -79.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 98.0% -121.5%
Other revenue 0.5% 313.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,128,160 $1,975,737
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 75.1%
Personnel 39.5% 30.6%
Professional fees 29.5% 7.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.8% 16.5%
All other expenses 29.2% 45.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,129,036 $1,977,920
One month of savings $94,013 $164,645
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $5,840 $9,018
Total full costs (estimated) $1,228,889 $2,151,583

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Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.1 1.4
Months of cash and investments 65.3 19.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 68.1 20.2
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $101,909 $227,764
Investments $6,036,326 $3,007,687
Receivables $381,725 $365,109
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,840 $14,858
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 15.0% 20.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.8% 7.8%
Unrestricted net assets $6,406,972 $3,335,392
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $6,406,972 $3,335,392

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Key data checks info 2021 2022
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Executive Director

Martin Wainstein

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Open Earth Foundation

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Open Earth Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/02/2024
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Board chair

Martin Wainstein

Angel Hsu

Data-Driven EnviroLab

Bill Melton

Martin Wainstein

Jehan Chu


Organizational demographics

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