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Ceres is a social advocacy organization based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1990. As of 2016 they had $15 million in revenue and $13 million in assets.

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy.

Boston, MA
C01: Environment Alliances and Advocacy

Form 990s for Ceres

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2016-10Oct 13, 2017990 PDF
2015-10Jan 10, 2017990 PDF
2014-10Sep 30, 2015990 PDF
2013-10Oct 29, 2014990 PDF
2012-10Jul 10, 2013990 PDF
...and two more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Ceres


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising event contributions$180,392
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$0
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$11,563,875
Non-cash contributions$59,153
Program services$3,642,789
Investment income and dividends$34,469
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-28,593
Net income from fundraising events$-47,294
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$48,999
Total revenues$15,394,637


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$85,516
Grants to individuals in USA$0
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$139,303
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$1,541,793
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$4,632,393
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$193,505
Other employee benefits$737,925
Payroll taxes$474,742
Management fees$0
Legal fees$11,059
Accounting fees$64,247
Lobbying fees$45,033
Pro. fundraising fees$0
Investment mgmt fees$0
Other fee-for-service$0
Advertising and promotion$67,180
Office expenses$548,721
Information tech. expenses$0
Royalty expenses$0
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$839,117
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$170,865
All other expenses$1,462,884
Total expenses$12,064,801


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$2,015,798
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$890,043
Pledges and grants receivable$3,177,084
Accounts receivable$818,784
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$305,854
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$1,708,139
Investments, publicly traded securities$0
Investments, other securities$4,095,381
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$162,338
Total assets$13,173,421


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$1,550,402
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$618,583
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$0
Total liabilities$2,168,985

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$4,003,612
Temporarily restricted net assets$7,000,824
Permanently restricted net assets$0

Performance indicators

Total margin21%
Working capital$5,038,578
Current assets$7,207,563
Current liabilities$2,168,985
Days cash on hand87 days
Acid test liquidity ratio3.18

Vendors for Ceres

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2018-07-14
██████████CRM software2018-07-14
████ ██████Tax accounting2017-07-06
███████ █ ██████Program Consulting$112,5002016-10-01
███████████ ███████ ███Program Consulting$105,7752016-10-01
████ ███████████ ███Tech Support$116,9882016-10-01

Personnel at Ceres

NameTitleCompensationLast updated
Rob BerridgeDirector , Shareholder Engagement , Investor Program-Oct. 8, 2015
███ ████Vice President , Climate and Energy-Oct. 8, 2015
██████ ███████Senior DPT Director , Communications$107,909Oct. 31, 2016
█████ ██████████Senior Director , Foundation Development$111,013Oct. 31, 2016
███ █████████Senior Program Director , Corporate Program-Oct. 8, 2015
████ █████Senior Program Director , Policy and Bicep Prog.$107,528Oct. 31, 2015
██████ ██████Senior Program Director , Water Program-Oct. 8, 2015
███████████ █████Senior Program Director , Investor Program$110,720Oct. 31, 2016
███████████ ███Director , Special Projects$109,526Oct. 31, 2016
███████ █████████Senior Program Director , Corporate Program-Oct. 8, 2015
...and 21 more key personnel

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