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Literacy For Environmental Justice

Literacy For Environmental Justice

San Francisco, CA 94117
Tax ID01-0777856

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About this organization






LEJ promotes ecological health, environmental stewardship, and community development in Southeast San Francisco by creating urban greening, eco-literacy, community stewardship and workforce development opportunities that directly engage and support local residents in securing a healthier future. Our vision of a more just and healthy future for Southeast San Francisco not only involves only our organizations, but others who are like-minded as well. Scroll through the gallery in our website, to learn more about our project-based partnerships with Student Conservation Association, Golden Gate Audubon, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.


Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide information about recent accomplishments. LEJ continues to refine and expand service learning opportunities through environmental-based programming for underserved youth and our Communities.LEJ has grown and sustained our annual revenues from native plant sales and service contracts to over $200,000 per year. -Demand for LEJ's homegrown native plants and services exceeds our physical capacity. In order to meet current and projected demand LEJ has secured funding and contracts to in the next 2 years to:1. Double our current native plant nursery footprint and install a shade house that will help to triple our annual plant production,2. Obtain most of the additional materials, tools, & supplies needed to boost nursery production proportionately,3. Produce and install 40,000-50,000 native plants for habitat stewardship at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (CPSRA) and other local open spaces.Highlights from our 2017-18 fiscal year include:1. Producing over 15,000 native plants for local open space restoration projects2. Engaging over 700 volunteers in the stewardship of local parks3. Employing and training 22 local disadvantage transitional aged youth, 11 high school age youth and 11 college interns in leadership development and community stewardship4. Sustaining new environmental education programs at Candlestick Point State Recreation serving over 500 youth 5. Though the collective accomplishments above, 35 acres of local open space was restored and or stewarded through our programs6. Facilitating a multi-year 70,000 plant contract to support 7 acres of new green infrastructure on Yerba Buena IslandThrough our engagement of community in improving open spaces in fiscal year 2017-18 a balanced, scalable, and sustainable approach of creating multiple benefits to both people and the local environment has been achieved. With the upcoming expansion of nursery and improved programs at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area established, in the next couple years we eagerly look to continue to grow our impact to the community we serve through the development and growth of our effective strategic formula of work force development, green infrastructure, environmental education, and ecological stewardship programs. As we enter our fiscal year 2018-19 we feel a sense of optimism, clarity, growth and direction that is well aligned to the short-term and long-term needs of our changing community and environment.

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

The filing sets forth the mission of the non-profit as “To foster an understanding of the principles of environmental justice and urban sustainability in our young people in order to promote long-term health of our communities.”.

When detailing its duties, they were outlined as: “To foster an understanding of the principles of environmental justice and urban sustainability in our young people in order to promote long-term health of our communities.”.

  • The state in which the non-profit is legally permitted to operate is CA.
  • The address of the non-profit for 2019 according to the filing is 607 Anderson Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110.
  • The non-profit's form for the year 2019 reports a total of 26 employees on their payroll.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is $75,777.
  • The CEO compensation structure within the organization is based on a review and approval from a neutral party.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 8 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2003.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization's financial statements were compiled or reviewed by an accountant.
  • The organization pays $557,878 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $55,908 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.

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