EIN 04-3348171

Planet Aid

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
334
Year formed
1997
Most recent tax filings
2020-12-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
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.
Total revenues
$29,681,253
2020
Total expenses
$28,868,951
2020
Total assets
$14,847,428
2020
Num. employees
334
2020

Program areas at Planet Aid

International Aid: support was limited in 2020 due to civid-19. Planet Aid continued its support to organizations and communities mozambique: education of primary school teachers, school meals and literacy program.
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 34,000 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 2020, Planet Aid saved 114,000 metric tons of co2 through its recycling efforts - a significant contribution in the fight against global warming and climate change.

Who funds Planet Aid

Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of AgricultureFOOD FOR EDUCATION$4,667,057
Small Business AdministrationCOVID-19 - DISASTER ASSISTANCE LOANS$150,000

Personnel at Planet Aid

NameTitleCompensation
Thomas MeehanChief Financial Officer$168,610
Ester NeltrupDirector and President$14,767
Marie LichtenbergDirector of International$111,024
Keith GregoryOperations Manager$105,502
Kimberly RothHuman Resource Manager$100,148
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Planet Aid

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$24,263,172
Program services$4,661,380
Investment income and dividends$5,857
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$95,684
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$199,692
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$97,590
Miscellaneous revenues$357,878
Total revenues$29,681,253

Form 990s for Planet Aid

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-07-07990View PDF
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-10-12990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-16990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Eureka RecyclingMinneapolis, MN$13,647,002
Lutheran World ReliefBaltimore, MD$52,023,478
American ForestsWashington, DC$11,227,734
Ocean ConservancyWashington, DC$33,767,304
Rocky Mountain InstituteBoulder, CO$61,864,266
Surfrider FoundationSan Clemente, CA$11,457,073
WaterorgKansas City, MO$19,027,906
Pathfinder InternationalWatertown, MA$118,539,615
Data update history
July 21, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 21, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
March 8, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
March 5, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsCharities
Issues
RecyclingEnvironmentForeign affairsInternational development
Characteristics
LobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
Address
47 Sumner St
Milford, MA 01757
Metro area
Worcester, MA-CT
County
Worcester County, MA
Website URL
planetaid.org/ 
Phone
(508) 893-0644
Facebook page
Planet.Aid 
Twitter profile
@planetaid 
IRS details
EIN
04-3348171
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1997
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
C27: Recycling Programs
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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