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One Earth Philanthropy

We are one earth. Together, we can solve the climate crisis.

aka One Earth   |   Culver City, CA   |  https://www.oneearth.org

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One Earth Philanthropy

EIN: 85-2588841


Mission

One Earth is a nonprofit organization working to accelerate collective action to solve the climate crisis through groundbreaking science, inspiring media, and an innovative approach to climate philanthropy. The solutions for the climate crisis already exist, and the latest science shows we can achieve the 1.5°C goal through three pillars of action – a shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050, protection and restoration of half of the world’s lands and oceans, and a transition to regenerative, climate-friendly agriculture. To achieve these goals, we must rapidly scale philanthropic capital to meet critical funding gaps over the coming decade.

Ruling year info

2020

Co-founder and Executive Director

Justin Winters

Main address

8611 Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232 USA

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EIN

85-2588841

Subject area info

Environmental justice

Climate change

Natural resources

Biodiversity

Environmental education

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Indigenous peoples

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Less than 2% of all charitable giving goes to organizations working to solve the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, and only one-quarter of that funding makes it to on-the-ground climate solutions. And less than 0.2% of foundation dollars go to supporting women-led initiatives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Science & Policy

One Earth funded a groundbreaking research effort entitled Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals (Teske et al. 2019), which gives us a roadmap for limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5°C. The culmination of a two-year collaboration with 17 leading scientists at the University of Technology Sydney, two institutes at the German Aerospace Center, and the University of Melbourne’s Climate & Energy College, the 500-page book was released by the prestigious scientific publisher Springer Nature and has become the most downloaded climate text in the publisher’s history, cited in dozens of scientific papers. It provides least-cost pathways for decarbonizing our energy system and shows the powerful role of nature-based solutions, including shifts required in our agricultural system. One Earth is taking this work forward by supporting science & technology efforts focused on solving three complex, interconnected challenges – climate change, biodiversity loss, and food security

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

To solve the climate crisis and build the future we want, we must radically scale climate philanthropy to target these on-the-ground efforts. One Earth’s mission is to mobilize significant philanthropic capital - from high-net-worth families, companies, and everyday citizens - to provide urgently needed resources to leaders, organizations, and communities who are implementing climate solutions today. In 2020, we launched a first-of-its-kind online global marketplace featuring a growing curation of impactful projects around the world that are directly working to solve the climate crisis and are in need of additional funding. The projects are organized through a biogeographical framework organized by three main solutions pathways of One Earth -Energy Transition, Nature Conservation, Regenerative Agriculture- connecting capital with changemakers on the ground. The Marketplace is a vehicle to deliver funding to these projects and galvanize additional resources from funders at all levels

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

A few years ago, “climate deniers” were derailing progress, but today the greatest threat to solving climate change is a sense of hopelessness. We need everyone to know that the 1.5°C goal is achievable if we act together with focus and determination. One Earth works to raise awareness about the urgency of limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5°C and what needs to be done to achieve this goal, focusing on three key audiences. We showcase inspiring projects of community-led action to attract investment in frontline solutions around the world. We produce executive briefings to inform stakeholders and decision makers advocating for key policy shifts. And we use social media to build a broad public movement of engaged and optimistic changemakers, telling the story of the transformation that is already underway and the just and vibrant future that is possible

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Awards

World Changing Idea Honorable Mention 2020

Fast Company

Awarded Silver for Best Strategy in Sustainability, Environment, & Climate Awareness 2022

Anthem Awards

Silver Honor in Environment 2022

Shorty Impact Awards

Honored as a Top-Rated Nonprofit of 2022 2022

GreatNonprofits

Awarded Silver for Best Strategy in Sustainability, Environment & Climate Community Engagement 2023

Anthem Awards

Honored as a Top-Rated Nonprofit of 2023 2023

GreatNonprofits

Affiliations & memberships

Global Deal for Nature Founding Partner 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Indigenous peoples, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One Earth has partnered with over 170 organizations all across the globe to advance climate solutions.

Average Google search impressions per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Media & Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Google search impressions continue to grow substantially to over 8M per month.

Number of petition signatures

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Media & Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 3.2M people in 92 countries have signed the petition we launched in partnership with Avaaz calling on world leaders to protect and restore 50% of the Earth. globaldealfornature.org

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The solutions for the climate crisis already exist, and the latest science shows we can achieve the 1.5°C goal through three pillars of action – a shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050, protection and restoration of half of the world’s lands and oceans, and a transition to regenerative, climate-friendly agriculture. To achieve these goals, we must rapidly scale philanthropic capital to meet critical funding gaps over the coming decade.

Less than 2% of global giving supports environmental issues and climate change, and only one-quarter of that funding makes it to on-the-ground climate solutions. And less than 0.2% of foundation goes to supporting women-led initiatives. One Earth’s goal is to inspire greater ambition and collaboration in the philanthropic sector, and to drive urgently needed resources where they’re needed most – to frontline leaders and organizations directly implementing climate change solutions.

One Earth launched a first-of-its-kind online global database (https://www.oneearth.org/project-marketplace/) featuring a growing curation of impactful projects around the world that are directly working to solve the climate crisis and are in need of additional funding. The projects are organized through a biogeographical framework organized by three main solutions pathways of One Earth — Energy Transition, Nature Conservation, and Regenerative Agriculture — connecting capital with changemakers on the ground. The Marketplace is a vehicle to deliver funding to these projects and to galvanize additional resources from funders at all levels.

Our marketplace of climate solutions has grown to showcase over 100 placed-based projects that are working to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and create a just and sustainable future. These projects can be explored in our online filterable database (https://www.oneearth.org/project-marketplace) and on our interactive navigator sphere (https://www.oneearth.org/navigator).

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

One Earth Philanthropy
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 One Earth 2022 audited financial statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

1.82

Average of 3.62 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.9

Average of 4.9 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

25%

Average of 15% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

One Earth Philanthropy

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of One Earth Philanthropy’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $10,030 $806,700 $4,298
As % of expenses 3.3% 36.0% 0.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $10,030 $806,700 $4,298
As % of expenses 3.3% 36.0% 0.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $310,100 $5,819,840 $5,345,643
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 1776.8% -8.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 99.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $300,070 $2,240,129 $5,488,167
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 646.5% 145.0%
Personnel 0.0% 31.2% 30.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 17.6% 20.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.5% 0.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 100.0% 46.8% 43.5%
All other expenses 0.0% 4.0% 5.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $300,070 $2,240,129 $5,488,167
One month of savings $25,006 $186,677 $457,347
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $20,139 $27,600
Total full costs (estimated) $325,076 $2,446,945 $5,973,114

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.4 7.4 6.9
Months of cash and investments 0.4 7.4 7.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.4 4.3 1.7
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $10,030 $1,389,085 $3,172,244
Investments $0 $0 $27,924
Receivables $0 $2,319,739 $1,429,656
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $25,000 $64,450
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 19.4% 25.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 4.1% 37.4%
Unrestricted net assets $10,030 $816,730 $821,028
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $2,773,011 $2,125,669
Total net assets $10,030 $3,589,741 $2,946,697

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Co-founder and Executive Director

Justin Winters

Driven by a passion for nature, Justin Winters is committed to democratizing climate philanthropy in order to create an inclusive and impactful movement to address the climate crisis from the ground up. Through One Earth, she is focused on creating a vision for the world that is possible by 2050 – one in which humanity and nature coexist and thrive together. This vision is based on three pillars of action: 100% renewable energy, protection and restoration of 50% of the world’s lands and oceans, and a transition to regenerative, carbon-negative agriculture. Prior to One Earth, Justin served as Executive Director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for 13 years, where she built the organization’s grant-making program, which awarded over $100 million in grants across 60 countries and created a series of innovative philanthropic funds, including Oceans 5, Shark Conservation Fund, The Solutions Funds, Lion Recovery Fund, Elephant Crisis Fund, and Quick Response Fund for Nature.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

One Earth Philanthropy

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Rick Ridgeway

Patagonia

Coretta Anderson

Jay Halfon

Jena King

Michele Hunt

Brad Leibov

Justin Winters

Rachel Rivera

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/2/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/02/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser