Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

aka HEAL Utah   |   Salt Lake City, UT   |
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Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

EIN: 84-1409393


HEAL Utah promotes renewable energy and clean air and protects public health and the environment from dirty, toxic, and nuclear energy threats.

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Executive Director

Lexi Tuddenham

Main address

824 S 400 W Suite B-111

Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA

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Formerly known as

FAIR (Families Against Incinerator Risk)



Subject area info


Toxic substance control

Environmental health

Civic participation

Population served info

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NTEE code info

Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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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?

Air Quality Campaign

We develop and implement science-based solutions to reduce emissions and improve the air we breathe. Whether presenting innovative ideas to the legislature’s Clean Air Caucus or collaborating with local groups to encourage individual changes, we champion solutions that focus on our biggest emitters — transportation, area sources, and industry.

Working with regulators and legislators on both sides of the aisle, we help to create and implement policy solutions that reduce emissions. We collaborate with the Utah Division of Air Quality to provide feedback on realistic plans for emission reductions across all sectors and to hold polluters accountable. Through the legislative and regulatory process, we keep in mind that one-size-fits-all solutions won’t solve the problem or help every community, and work with a broad range of stakeholders to bring positive, lasting change.

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Alexis Kelner Award 2011

Wasatch Mountain Club

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

HEAL Utah harnesses the power of grassroots advocacy to address some of the most important environmental issues facing Utah today. HEAL strives to protect Utah's air, water, and land, ensuring that our state does not serve as an enabler for a toxic economy.

HEAL attends regulatory and legislative meetings where critical decisions are being made. We research solutions and pitch them to state leaders and other coalition partners. We pore over obscure documents and translate technical jargon into actionable information. We work with the media to get the important issues covered and we attend community events to speak to the public about clean air, renewables, and nuclear issues.

With years of grassroots organizing and policy experience, HEAL is uniquely positioned to monitor important environmental decisions, translate complex proceedings for the general public, and work with state leaders to achieve the best outcome to protect our health and environment.

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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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

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 99.07 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

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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Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $44,097 $13,211 $79,258 -$32,723 -$10,157
As % of expenses 9.7% 2.6% 15.6% -5.9% -1.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $43,342 $12,058 $79,258 -$32,766 -$10,801
As % of expenses 9.5% 2.4% 15.6% -5.9% -1.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $502,423 $559,626 $536,302 $977,413 $619,411
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.6% 11.4% -4.2% 82.3% -36.6%
Program services revenue 3.9% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.3% 2.1% 2.2% 0.9% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 13.1% 9.3% 13.4%
All other grants and contributions 93.8% 94.8% 81.5% 90.0% 86.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% -0.3% -0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $455,956 $508,856 $506,640 $554,218 $709,023
Total expenses, % change over prior year -5.0% 11.6% -0.4% 9.4% 27.9%
Personnel 77.0% 71.4% 73.1% 82.4% 83.1%
Professional fees 1.0% 12.9% 4.0% 6.2% 5.5%
Occupancy 6.3% 5.5% 5.8% 2.5% 1.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 15.7% 10.2% 17.1% 8.9% 9.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $456,711 $510,009 $506,640 $554,261 $709,667
One month of savings $37,996 $42,405 $42,220 $46,185 $59,085
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $1,200 $2,835
Total full costs (estimated) $494,707 $552,414 $548,860 $601,646 $771,587

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.1 5.6 6.4 9.2 13.8
Months of cash and investments 13.2 12.5 14.1 16.4 14.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.1 12.0 13.9 12.0 9.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $230,321 $239,057 $269,365 $426,642 $815,137
Investments $272,004 $290,000 $325,671 $331,215 $66,567
Receivables $4,436 $15,998 $15,336 $287,310 $81,403
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,360 $3,756 $3,756 $4,955 $7,790
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 84.3% 100.0% 100.0% 76.6% 57.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.5% 0.1% 3.5% 3.3% 5.1%
Unrestricted net assets $497,413 $509,471 $588,729 $555,963 $545,162
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $43,500 $0 $455,687 $372,783
Total net assets $497,413 $552,971 $588,729 $1,011,650 $917,945

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Lexi Tuddenham

Lexi Tuddenham is an advocate for public health and the environment, social justice, and community-based conservation. Since obtaining degrees in biology and environmental management from Harvard and Yale, Lexi has been professionally engaged in building healthy relationships between people and their environment for over 15 years. She has lived in China, where she worked for the Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge; Nepal, where she worked on alternative livelihood strategies in mountain villages for the dZi Foundation; and Alaska, where she did environmental, anthropological research on the Pebble Mine. From 2016 to 2021 she served as the Executive Director of Sheep Mountain Alliance, a mountain west conservation organization based out of Telluride, CO.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

Board of directors
as of 08/03/2023
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Board chair

Evangeline Burbidge

Lewis & Llewellyn LLP

Dee Rowland

Evan Burbidge

Craig Buschmann

Sophie Hayes

Paul Zuckerman

Zachary Michalk

Sophia Nicholas

Evelyn Beguiristain

Cameron Hodson

Gabriela Portugal

Briana Kobor

John R. Contreras

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/3/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/04/2021

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Policies and processes
  • 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.