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Planet Aid

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Planet Aid is a recycling program based in Milford, MA that was founded in 1997. As of 2019 they had $41 million in revenue and $18 million in assets.

Planet Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used textiles to protect the environment and support sustainable development in impoverished communities around the world.

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Program areas at Planet Aid

International aid: in 2018, planet aid continued with its support to organizations and communities in southern africa, asia, and latin america. Planet aid supported programs in 12 countries:angola: education of primary school teachers, vocational trainingbelize: child aid and community development, organization and training of small scale farmers.botswana: support for people affected by hiv/aids.brazil: organization and training of small scale farmers.dr congo: organization and training of small scale farmers, education of primary school teachers and child aid and community development.ecuador: child aid and community development, organization and training of small scale farmers.india: education of primary school teachers, basic education for underpriviledged children and girls.laos: child aid and community development and tb education.malawi: tb education, education of primary school teachers.mozambique: education of primary school teachers, school meals and literacy program, preschool program, girls stay in school program, support for one world university, malaria prevention, upgrade sorting centere capacity and nutrition program.south africa: ...

International training and capacity building: as part of its commitment to international development, planet aid undertakes programs of international exchange and training as well as information and education of the us public in matters related to international development. Planet aid works closely with non-governmental organizations in a number of developing countries to assist them building staff capacity and move towards self-sustainability. Planet aid also conducts education programs in cooperation with public and private schools and through participation in events in communities where planet aid is active.

U.s. Clothing collection and habitat protection: planet aid collected and processed 47,000 tons of used clothes, shoes and textile in states from Maine to Missouri. Collecting unwanted clothes saves landfill space and reduces production of methane. Reusing already manufactured clothing and other textiles saves millions of gallons of water and reduces the use of fertilizer and pesticides (in cotton production). Recycling or reusing one pound of clothes saves on average 3.6 lbs of co2. In 2018, planet aid saved 149,000 metric tons of co2 through its recycling efforts - a significant contribution in the fight against global warming and climate change.

Form 990s for Planet Aid

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 16, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Oct 12, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Aug 24, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Planet Aid

Total grants, contributions, etc.$32,332,957
Program services$8,283,167
Investment income and dividends$30,455
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$40,632
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,574
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$557,681
Miscellaneous revenues$256,711
Total revenues$41,503,177

Vendors for Planet Aid

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Alexander Aronson Finning and Co PCTax accounting; Audit accounting; Accounting Tax$106,1052020-05-11
█████████ ████████Software2019-10-23
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-10-19
█████████ █████████ ███Public Relations$379,1742018-12-01
██████ ███████ █████ ███ ███████████ █Lawyer$1,008,8602018-12-01
████ █████ ████ ██████ ██ ██████████████ ████Insurance2017-01-31
███ ██████████Insurance agent or broker$33,9912017-01-31
████ ██ ██████Insurance agent or broker$4,9962017-01-31
...and 14 more vendors

Personnel at Planet Aid

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Ester NeltrupPresident and Chief Executive Officer$125,466Dec. 31, 2018
Fred OlssonClerk and Chief Operating Officer$129,800Aug. 10, 2019
██████ ██████Chief Financial Officer$159,358Sept. 30, 2019
██████ ████████Communications Director$110,224Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ███████████Director of International Partnerships$114,400Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ███████Operations Manager$107,885Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █████Special Projects Manager-Nov. 12, 2017
████ ██████████Community Relations Manager-Aug. 10, 2019
███ ███████Manager$120,494Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Director and Chairman$0Aug. 10, 2019
...and three more key personnel

Peer recycling programs

1The Recycling Partnership501(c)(3)$11 millionFalls Church, VA
2Eureka Recycling501(c)(3)$13 millionMinneapolis, MN
3New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission501(c)(3)$15 millionLowell, MA
4Ceres501(c)(3)$20 millionBoston, MA
5Cradles To Crayons501(c)(3)$26 millionBrighton, MA
6Clinton Health Access Initiative501(c)(3)$127 millionBoston, MA
7Oxfam-America501(c)(3)$89 millionBoston, MA
8Population Connection501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
9Social Finance501(c)(3)$13 millionBoston, MA
10City Year501(c)(3)$160 millionBoston, MA
11Trustees for Harvard University501(c)(3)$53 millionCambridge, MA
12Accion International501(c)(3)$21 millionCambridge, MA
13EdX501(c)(3)$59 millionCambridge, MA
14Proteus Fund501(c)(3)$32 millionAmherst, MA
15Advanced Functional Fabrics of America501(c)(3)$14 millionCambridge, MA
16National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)501(c)(3)$13 millionBoston, MA
17National Fire Protection Association501(c)(3)$82 millionQuincy, MA
18Education Development Center (EDC)501(c)(3)$155 millionWaltham, MA
19Mass Design Group501(c)(3)$10 millionBoston, MA
20Woods Hole Research Center501(c)(3)$12 millionFalmouth, MA
21COMmunity Action (CAI)501(c)(3)$14 millionHaverhill, MA
22Addgene501(c)(3)$12 millionCambridge, MA
23FSG501(c)(3)$27 millionBoston, MA
24MIT Technology Review501(c)(3)$13 millionCambridge, MA
25Rosie's Place501(c)(3)$12 millionBoston, MA

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