Thanks to the many fantastic reviews written by our wonderful supporters, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is proud to announce that it is one of only five environmental non-profits in Washington, D.C., to have won the coveted 2012 Top Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Only 1 percent of eligible nonprofits win this accolade every year, and 2012 was the second year EESI made the cut. GreatNonprofits is currently gathering reviews for the 2013 Top-Rated Award . Reviews are due by October 31, 2013 (to review EESI, please click here ).

GreatNonprofits announced today, April 22 ( Earth Day ), that Washington has the most Top-Rated Environmental Nonprofits of any city in the United States, with a total of five. “In celebration of Earth Day 2013, GreatNonprofits is focused on increasing the awareness of leading environmental nonprofits and the cities that host them. These nonprofits achieved Top-Rated status because their clients, donors and volunteers chose to review them and bestow a high rating. There are over 58,000 environmental nonprofits on our site and five of the Top-Rated are based in Washington, D.C.,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits.

The Top-Rated Environmental Nonprofits in Washington DC are:

  • Environmental and Energy Study Institute
  • Amazon Conservation Association
  • American Forest Foundation
  • Civil War Trust
  • National Parks Conservation Association

EESI also received the top rating — Four Stars — from Charity Navigator in 2012, for the sixth time in a row. This puts EESI in the top 3% of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates.