The Earthfire Institute in Driggs, Idaho (ID)

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The Earthfire Institute
Employer Identification Number (EIN)820525968
Name of OrganizationThe Earthfire Institute
In Care of NameSusan B Eirich Phd
AddressPO BOX 368, Driggs, ID 83422-0368
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date01/2001
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$100,000 to $499,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$237,693
Amount of Income$228,754
Form 990 Revenue Amount$228,754
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs


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Amount of income in 2011: $228,754
The Earthfire Institute: 

 $228,754
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $88,250

Assets in 2011: $237,693
The Earthfire Institute: 

 $237,693
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $39,345

Expenses in 2006: $151,096
The Earthfire Institute: 

 $151,096
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $151,096

Income to expenses ratio in 2006: 1.2
The Earthfire Institute: 

 1.2
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 0.9

Expenses allocated to program services in 2006: 90.0%
The Earthfire Institute: 

 90.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 60.6%

Grants share in income in 2006: 79.2%
The Earthfire Institute: 

 79.2%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 56.0%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2006

Assets at end of 2006

Expenses for 2006

Functional Expenses for 2006 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2006

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
200120022003200420052006
Total revenue$26,106$124,435$78,295$236,487$120,284$178,480
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$11,183$83,025$77,017$224,472$68,775$141,309
Contributions to donor advised funds$0
Direct public support$6,183$61,166$40,476$224,472$25,860$141,309
Indirect public support$0$16,859$36,541$0$42,915$0
Government contributions (grants)$5,000$5,000$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$2,365$41,410$1,278$11,916$13,059$22,277
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0$99$1,860$2,329
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$36,590$12,565
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$43,203$12,565
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$6,613$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$12,558$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$7,221$97,154$83,419$67,932$104,400$151,096
Program services$3,682$17,295$68,124$56,985$98,900$135,973
Management and general$3,263$79,859$3,462$6,923$3,666$10,082
Fundraising$276$0$11,833$4,024$1,834$5,042
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$18,885$46,166$41,042$209,597$225,481$252,865
Excess or (deficit) for the year$18,885$27,281$-5,124$168,555$15,884$27,384
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$0$18,885$46,166$41,042$209,597$225,481
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2006)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$151,097$135,973$10,082$5,042
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$7,050$5,992$705$353
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$28,182$28,182$0$0
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$0$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$1,692$1,438$169$85
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$0$0$0$0
Telephone$2,085$1,772$209$104
Postage and shipping$781$664$78$39
Occupancy$25,597$21,757$2,560$1,280
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$188$160$19$9
Travel$12,690$10,786$1,269$635
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$12,717$10,809$1,272$636
Other expenses not covered above$60,115$54,413$3,801$1,901
Balance Sheets
200120022003200420052006
Total assets$18,885$46,166$41,042$231,217$229,852$267,788
Cash - non-interest-bearing$7,134$1,766$2,325$3,913$24,304$12,007
Savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0$155,099$100,737$88,198
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$0
Investments - other securities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$11,751$44,400$38,717$72,205$104,811$167,583
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$0$0$21,620$4,371$14,923
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$20,437$4,371$14,923
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$1,183$0$0
Other liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$18,885$46,166$41,042$231,217$229,852$267,788
Total net assets or fund balances$18,885$46,166$41,042$209,597$225,481$252,865
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
200120022003200420052006
Total revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
200120022003200420052006
Total expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings4
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20060
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2006)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$0$24,606
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$22,277
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$2,329
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2006)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2006)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2006)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
200020012002200320042005
Total$0$0$83,025$77,017$224,571$70,635
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$0$0$83,025$77,017$224,472$68,775
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$0$0$0$0$99$1,860
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2006)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$228,754
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$182,619
Program Service Revenue$43,415
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$6
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$2,714
Gross income from fundraising events$2,714
Less: direct expenses$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$206,288
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$10,627
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$195,661
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$237,693
Total liabilities$7,444
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$7,444
Total net assets or fund balances$230,249
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$651,277
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$649,825
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$1,452
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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Arkansas7
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California226
Colorado69
Connecticut12
District of Columbia22
Delaware1
Florida69
Georgia30
Hawaii15
Iowa14
Idaho11
Illinois35
Indiana15
Kansas7
Kentucky16
Louisiana12
Massachusetts44
Maryland26
Maine22
Michigan33
Minnesota25
Missouri13
Mississippi10
Montana19
North Carolina39
Nebraska7
New Hampshire15
New Jersey25
New Mexico18
Nevada12
New York74
Ohio36
Oklahoma10
Oregon49
Pennsylvania40
Rhode Island6
South Carolina13
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Tennessee21
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Utah12
Virginia42
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Washington72
Wisconsin30
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