The EarthShare Approach

This is what we believe. What we do. How we do it.

Our Vision

A world where everyone takes action for a healthy planet.

Our Mission

To amplify impact by providing individuals, businesses, and nonprofits with the inspiration and tools to work together for a just and sustainable world.

Our Goals

EarthShare is all about mobilizing action for the environment and the health of people and planet. Our goals reflect that. We want to:

Our Platform

For nonprofits, for businesses… for YOU. Check out our tech-forward approach to environmental giving.

Our Year in Numbers

The total EarthShare impact throughout fiscal year 2023.

Engaging Community

Supporting Nonprofits

Reaching People

EarthShare Through the Decades

1980s | Ozone No-Zone

After a massive hole in our ozone layer was discovered over Antarctica, countries across the globe agreed to the banning of CFCs, chemicals directly linked to ozone depletion.

1990s | A Need for Big Change

Environmental activism—especially at the grassroots level—became much more widespread, and the idea of sustainability (in all areas of life) became a regular part of the environmental conversation.

2000s | Raising the Alarm

Scientists warned about climate change and a potential 4 degree (C) increase in global temperatures. The most critical environmental topic turned to the newly introduced term, “global warming.”

2010s | Climate Change Consequences

From the arctic’s melting ice caps to massive heat waves across the globe, it became clearer that the consequences of human activities would be extreme. The new focus? How to take action quickly.

2020s | Shifting Priorities

Climate change is here, biodiversity loss is occurring at an accelerated rate, and society at large is recognizing a need for immediate change. Sustainability and clean energy are becoming global priorities.

Present Perspectives

EarthShare is proud to work with a diverse array of Nonprofit and Business Partners — as well as individual supporters — with the united goal of creating a better planet for us all. Let’s meet a few!

Individuals

Nonprofits

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Businesses

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EarthShare Financials

We’re committed to financial transparency and accountability — to our donors, our Nonprofit Partners, and all stakeholders.
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
ASSETS FY23 FY22

Cash and cash equivalents

$438,241

$644,383

Restricted cash

360,809

370,218

Accounts receivable

3,163,038

359,123

Affiliation fees receivable

96,250

104,273

Pledges receivable*

2,978,577

3,538,510

Partnership fees receivable

2,420,536

2,592,461

Prepaid expenses

50,488

10,528

Property and equipment

6,727

9,378

Other assets

32,988

32,988

TOTAL ASSETS

$9,547,654

$7,661,862

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* Net of shrinkage of $2,938,573 and $4,574,618, respectively

LIABILITIES FY23 FY22

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$279,336

$287,873

Campaign funds payable to Nonprofit Partners

4,397,221

4,779,543

Deferred revenue

422

251,295

Line of Credit Payable

320,000

-

TOTAL LIABILITIES

$4,996,979

$5,318,711

NET ASSETS FY23 FY22

Net assets without donor restrictions (board designated)

$50,000

$50,000

Net assets without donor restrictions

4,500,675

2,293,151

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$4,550,675

$2,343,151

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS FY23 FY22

TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS                                      

$9,547,654

$7,661,862

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS FY23 FY22

Workplace campaigns – net of est. shrinkage

$3,817,144

$3,867,474

Less amounts to Nonprofit Partners

(3,160,645)

(3,243,273)

TOTAL TO EARTHSHARE & SUBSIDIARIES

$656,499

$624,201

PUBLIC SUPPORT & REVENUE FY23 FY22

Donor-advised funding

$3,136,732

$21,064

Partnership fees

1,708,614

1,882,628

General contributions

454,303

351,354

Corporate programs

250,000

323,451

PPP loan forgiveness

-

36,767

Managed campaign services

192,356

205,501

Other revenue

46,623

16,229

TOTAL PUBLIC SUPPORT & REVENUE

$6,445,127

$3,461,195

EXPENSES FY23 FY22

Program services

  – Campaigns and Nonprofits

$1,541,490

$1,813,584

  – Corporate partnerships and engagement

656,936

809,431

  – Donor-advised funding services

541,803

394,981

  – Digital and communications

423,336

295,033

  – Affillate support

40,289

10,270

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TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES

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3,203,854

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3,323,299

Supporting services

  – Management and general

472,576

396,698

  – Fundraising

58,793

28,333

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TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES

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531,369

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425,031

TOTAL EXPENSES

$3,735,223

$3,748,330

NET ASSETS FY23 FY22

Change in net assets without donor restrictions

$2,709,904

($287,135)

Net assets w/o donor restrictions, beginning of year

2,343,151

2,503,026

Acquisition of EarthShare Washington

-

127,260

Acquisition of EarthShare California

(502,380)

-

NET ASSETS W/O DONOR RESTRICTIONS, END OF YEAR

$4,550,675

$2,343,151

A Letter to Our Supporters

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Dear friends,

Climate change now stands as one of humanity’s most pressing challenges, but it also offers us a unique opportunity for positive change. We have a choice in how we face today’s environmental issues—they can be met with fear and despair, or we can choose to embrace them with ambition, audacity, and optimism. We may see these challenges as an impediment to progress or as a force that accelerates our journey toward responsible environmental stewardship and greater prosperity. Together, with all our stakeholders, we choose optimism.

For 35 years, EarthShare has been at the forefront of mobilizing support for our environment and nonprofits working across the United States to make our planet better for everyone. In 1988, EarthShare was created to fill a void; to help employees take action for the planet through their workplace, a largely underserved audience for environmental issues and organizations.

Today, after mobilizing more than $400 million for the environment, our work continues on. Our reach has expanded significantly as we educate more people about the environment that sustains us and provide the tools for taking action. We serve businesses and individuals alongside our Nonprofit Partners, providing new opportunities for more people to get involved. Using our decades of expertise, we provide the tools and resources people need to make educated decisions about how, when, and where they give.

We are proud of our history and how far we’ve come from the early days of workplace giving to now offering an innovative donor-advised funding platform that invites everyone, regardless of their environmental knowledge or experience, to take part in the fight for a better tomorrow.

At the end of the day, it’s not only what we do that’s changed but how we do it. EarthShare has become smarter and more efficient, and we have modernized our approach to tackling critical environmental issues and mobilizing support from as many stakeholders as possible. We’re taking active strides to achieve our vision of everyone taking action for a healthy planet.

This is just the beginning. Thank you for joining us.

With gratitude,
Angela & Brad

Our Goals

EarthShare Annual Report 2023 - Sea Turtle - Goals

EarthShare is all about mobilizing action for the environment and the health of people and planet. Our goals reflect that. We want to:

Increase support for environmental nonprofits.

Help our on-the-ground Partners actively participating in research, education, regeneration, sustainability, and more to obtain increased awareness and support, nationwide and across the globe.

Activate collaboration and engage communities.

Inspire action from everyone, regardless of who they are, where they live, where they work, how much money they have, or how much they know about the environment.

Educate broadly on the environment.

Raise awareness about environmental issues and provide educational resources to businesses, employees, and individuals, regardless of prior experience or knowledge.

New Nonprofit Partners

In 2023, we saw our Nonprofit Network blossom with innovative new Partners, perspectives, and environmental solutions. Please join us in giving a huge welcome to EarthShare’s latest Nonprofit Partners!

  • Beaver Institute
  • Big Life Foundation
  • Brodhead Watershed Association
  • California Rangeland Trust
  • CalWild
  • Cascades Carnivore Project
  • Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO)
  • Environmental Protection Network (EPN)
  • Friends of High School Park
  • Long Tom Watershed Council
  • Natural Dividends
  • Nature Education Foundation
  • Ohio State Parks Foundation
  • People and Pollinators Action Network
  • Phoenix Conservancy
  • Project WET
  • Protect Our Winters (POW)
  • Regenerative Rising
  • Save the Boundary Waters
  • SEE Turtles
  • Sustainable Surf
  • Urban Climate Resilient Infrastructure & Strategic Planning (UCRISP)
  • We Are Neutral
  • West Shore Wildlife Center
  • Wild Salmon Center
  • Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
  • Zero Foodprint

EarthShare was founded in 1988 to help raise awareness and workplace giving funds for environmental nonprofits across the United States.

EarthShare Through the Decades

EarthShare, together with over a dozen state-based affiliated organizations, delivered greater support to local, on-the-ground nonprofits doing critical work to support the environment. It’s all about the grassroots, baby!

EarthShare Through the Decades

EarthShare released a series of public service announcements, narrated by Harrison Ford, to promote workplace giving, positive action for the environment, and efforts to fight back against climate change.

CHECK OUT THE FULL SERIES >>>

EarthShare Through the Decades

EarthShare released a white paper titled, “The New Business Imperative: Employees turn environmental action into a workplace necessity.” In partnership with Pavaddo and Wells Fargo, this research identified the pressing need for companies to meet employee expectations and demands for sustainability. Corporate case studies included Danone North America and AT&T.

EarthShare Through the Decades

EarthShare launched a bold new donor-advised funding Giving Platform to empower individuals, families, and business donors to engage in philanthropy more effectively. Supported by EarthShare’s deep expertise in environmental giving and a network of exceptional Nonprofit Partners, we’re making it possible for everyone to be part of the solution through multiple pathways for fast and high-impact giving.

EarthShare Through the Decades

American Bird Conservancy

National
www.abcbirds.org

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) protects native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas via reserve creation, habitat restoration, and threat reduction. ABC also leads public and private conservation partnerships to get results.

ABC co-led expeditions that resulted in the discoveries of the once-lost Dusky Tetraka, one of the top ten most wanted “lost” bird species, and the critically endangered Black-naped Pheasant-Pigeon, a species known only by a set of 140-year-old bones.

Prairie Rivers Network

Illinois
www.prairierivers.org

Prairie Rivers Network advocates for clean water and healthy rivers; reducing pollution, preserving wildlife and river habitat, promotes sustainable agriculture, and puts environmental justice at the forefront of their ongoing battle with climate change.

Prairie Rivers Network expanded its Herbicide Drift Monitoring Program, which covers approximately 10,000 square miles of the state, monitoring trees and plants for herbicide damage. PRN held multiple webinars and created videos on the dangers of herbicide drift to ecosystem health.

The Street Trust

Portland, OR
www.thestreettrust.org

The Street Trust advocates for multimodal transportation that is widely accessible, equitable, safe, and climate just in the Portland Metro region. The organization works to address unsafe street and transportation conditions while supporting investments that reduce barriers and improve lives.

The Street Trust engaged communities by administering listening sessions to understand community members’ mobility needs as well as compiling multimedia materials highlighting investment priorities and areas of concern with a focus on underrepresented communities.

AirLogix

Astoria, NY
www.airlogix.co

With more than 30 years in the HVAC/R industry and more than 300 years of combined industry knowledge, AirLogix is a trusted provider of HVAC and refrigeration services. Passionate about keeping communities and the environment safe, AirLogix provides energy efficient solutions for every building.

Duft & Watterson

Boise, ID
www.duftwatterson.com

Duft Watterson is a national boutique marketing agency that brings inspiration, ingenuity, and agility to every project and design. They believe in the power of showing, not telling, a story, and use this mentality to craft communications that mean something to audiences.

After joining EarthShare, 21 employees made 115 donations to 66 nonprofits as a result!

Dune Jewelry

Norwood, MA
www.dunejewelry.com

Dune Jewelry & Co. is a small business that helps you capture your favorite memories in keepsakes you’ll carry with you forever. Turn sand and stone from your favorite places in the world into stunning jewelry pieces that also benefit the environment!

EarthShare worked with Dune to craft a consumer-facing public campaign through the EarthShare Giving Platform, funneling point of purchase donations from Dune’s e-commerce website to four select environmental issue areas, all geared toward supporting and protecting marine habitat.

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