Non-profit

One Earth

Website:

www.oneearth.org

Location:

Culver City, CA

Tax ID:

85-2588841

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2021):

Revenue: $5,819,840
Expenses: $2,240,129
Assets: $3,743,553

Type:

Environmental Advocacy Group

Formation:

2017

Executive Director:

Justin Winters

Budget (2022):

Revenue: $5,345,643
Expenses: $5,488,167
Net Assets: $2,946,697 1

References

  1. One Earth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2022.

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One Earth (formally known as One Earth Philanthropy) is a left-of-center environmental organization that began as part of the environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and is currently an independent group led by former members of the foundation. One Earth advocates for the Paris Climate Agreement stating 100 percent of energy must be weather-based or nontraditional, half of the worlds land and oceans must remain undeveloped to protect nature, meat consumption should be reduced in half, and investments should made in small-scale family farms. 1 2 3 4

One Earth partners with other environmentalist organizations to fight global warming and protect biodiversity and has a large social media presence to influence younger people. Partner organizations include the Clinton Global Initiative, Carbon Tracker, The Nature Conservancy, and the University of California, Berkeley.  5

History

One Earth was founded in 2017 as a fiscally sponsored research project led by members of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. 6 One Earth became an independent nonprofit in 2019 to fight perceived global warming and biodiversity loss. 7 One Earth was founded to unite collective action through new science, media stories, and increased environmental philanthropy. 8

Positions

One Earth has three main focuses areas to fight global warming and protect biodiversity: a weather-based energy transition, nature conservation and restoration, and regenerative agriculture. 9 One Earth advocates adherence to the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by instituting 100 percent weather-dependent energy, protections and restoration of half the world’s lands and oceans to absorb carbon dioxide, and regenerative agriculture to create sustainability. 10

One Earth seeks 100 percent weather-dependent energy by using hydropower, solar, geothermal power, onshore and offshore wind power, biomass power, and green hydrogen. 11 One Earth’s solution for nature conservation consists of providing a Global Safety Net that would protect and restore 50 percent of the earth’s lands and oceans from development to absorb carbon dioxide emissions. 12 Through regenerative agriculture, One Earth seeks to reduce meat consumption, cut food loss in half, reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and invest in smaller family farms. 13

Projects

One Earth funds global warming research, reports, white papers, peer reviewed articles, fellowships, short videos, petitions, and outreach narratives to warn of global warming by seeking attention and turning it into action. 14

One Earth runs Project Marketplace, an online database of nonprofit projects conducted locally around the world to fight global warming, protect nature, and promote environmentalist agriculture. 15 Donors can identify projects in need of funding by region, issue, and project status and donate to the organizations directly. 16

One Earth runs the first global bioregional map framework based on the Earth’s ecosystems and developed in conjunction with Google Earth and biodiversity and conservation experts. 17 The bioregional maps consist of 185 bioregions and are being used by the National Geographic Society and the United Nations Development Programme. 18

In August 2022, One Earth launched the One Earth Navigator that combines the online bioregional map of the world with Project Marketplace to allow donors a better understanding of where projects are in specific regions to further financial support to smaller-scale environmental projects. 19

In 2022, One Earth launched a new campaign, Daughters for Earth, seeking to raise $100 million to fund women-led efforts to protect nature. 20  Daughters for Earth engages in environmental projects, forms Daughterhood Circles to collaborate, provides best-practices toolkits, and showcases projects in graphic novels to appeal to women. 21

One Earth attempts to mobilize younger people into action through a social media campaign that, as of May 2024, has produced over 120 short videos in over 600 formats telling stories of what everyday people are doing to fight global warming. 22

Partner Organizations

One Earth seeks to form a collective network of partners to further its mission, including academic and research institutions, funding from like-minded environmental donors, indigenous communities, grassroots organizations, and likeminded media organizations and brands. 23 Nonprofit partner organizations include the Academy for Global Citizenship, Amazon Frontlines, American Farmland Trust, Compton Kidz Club, Conservation through Public Health, Detroit Dirt, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Digital Democracy, eco.logic, Ecosystems Impact, Forgotten Parks Foundation, Global Choices, Nature for Justice, New Energy Nexus, Quick Response Fund for Nature, Rainforest Rescue, Regenerosity, Rewild Your Campus, Sophia Point Rainforest Research, Solar Hope, Superior Bio-Conservancy, Vibrant Planet, Wildlife Conservation Network, Wild Earth Allies, Women for Conservation, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network International, Women’s Earth Alliance, and Zero Foodprint. 24

One Earth works with academic and research institutions to produce white papers, reports, and papers on global warming to further the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. 25 The partners include Arizona State University, Blue Green Future, Carbon Cycle Institute, Carbon Tracker, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Climate Central, Conservation X Labs, Earth Insight, Environmental Foundation Limited, Field Museum of Natural History, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Global Conservation, Green World, Griffith University, Marin Carbon Project, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Society Pristine Seas, National Council for Science and the Environment, Partnership for Policy Integrity, Stanford University, United Nations Development Programme, University of California, Berkely, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Cambridge, University of Minnesota, Woodwell Climate Research Center, and World Land Trust. 26

One Earth partners with groups to create educational and social media content with the goal of producing environmental action. 27 Partner groups include Amazon Watch, Carbon Underground, Climate Tracker, The Ellen Fund, Elephant Crisis Fund, Future Coalition, Future Earth, LA Compost, Mad Agriculture, Our Climate, Rebalance Earth, Re-Earth Initiative, World Resources Institute, and YES! Media. 28

One Earth is a member of environmentalist coalitions and alliances. 29 One Earth is a coalition member of the Clinton Global Initiative, Nature Tech Collective, Climate + Positive Investing Alliance, Global Deal for Nature, Guardians of Mother Earth Alliance, Global Rewilding Alliance, Regenerate America Coalition, and the Global Commons Alliance. 30

Finances

In 2022, the One Earth reported net assets of $2,946,697. 31 According to the organization’s tax returns, in 2022 One Earth recorded $5,345,643 in revenue and $5,488,167 in expenses. 32 In 2021, One Earth reported $5,819,840 in revenue and had $2,240,129 in expenses. 33

Leadership

Justin Winters is co-founder and executive director of One Earth since its inception in 2019. 34 From 2006 through 2019, Winters was executive director of the left-of-center Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the philanthropy of environmentalist actor Leonardo DiCaprio. 35 Winters sits on the board of Global Fishing Watch, an organization that tracks commercial fishing; sits on the board of Amazon Frontlines, an organization that supports left-of-center environmental policies and indigenous people against businesses in the Amazon rainforests; and is a board member of the Solutions Project, an environmental advocacy group seeking complete conversion to non-fossil fuel energy. 36

References

  1. “2022 Annual Report.” One Earth. 2022. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://assets.takeshape.io/86ce9525-f5f2-4e97-81ba-54e8ce933da7/dev/52754516-0af2-48bb-853c-5f51bd0e4c4b/2022%20Annual%20Report%20%7C%20One%20Earth.pdf.
  2. “Meet the Team.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/team/; “Justin Winters.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-winters-oneearth/details/experience/.
  3. “Justin Winters.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-winters-oneearth/details/experience/.
  4. “Mission.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/our-mission/; “The Paris Agreement.”
  5. “Alliances & Memberships.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  6. “2022 Annual Report.” One Earth. 2022. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://assets.takeshape.io/86ce9525-f5f2-4e97-81ba-54e8ce933da7/dev/52754516-0af2-48bb-853c-5f51bd0e4c4b/2022%20Annual%20Report%20%7C%20One%20Earth.pdf.
  7. “Justin Winters.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-winters-oneearth/details/experience/; “One Earth.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024.
  8. “Mission.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/our-mission/.
  9. “Place Based Partners.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  10. “Mission.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/our-mission/; “The Paris Agreement.”
  11. “Renewable Power.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/solutions/#pillar-1.
  12. “Nature Conservation.” One Earth Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/solutions/#pillar-2.
  13. “Regenerative Agriculture.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/solutions/#pillar-3.
  14. “Mission.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/our-mission/.
  15. “2022 Annual Report.” One Earth. 2022. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://assets.takeshape.io/86ce9525-f5f2-4e97-81ba-54e8ce933da7/dev/52754516-0af2-48bb-853c-5f51bd0e4c4b/2022%20Annual%20Report%20%7C%20One%20Earth.pdf.
  16. [1] “One Earth Project Marketplace.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/project-marketplace/.
  17. “One Earth Bioregions Framework.” One Earth. Accessed May 13, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/bioregions-2023/.
  18. “2022 Annual Report.” One Earth. 2022. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://assets.takeshape.io/86ce9525-f5f2-4e97-81ba-54e8ce933da7/dev/52754516-0af2-48bb-853c-5f51bd0e4c4b/2022%20Annual%20Report%20%7C%20One%20Earth.pdf.
  19. “2022 Annual Report.” One Earth. 2022. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://assets.takeshape.io/86ce9525-f5f2-4e97-81ba-54e8ce933da7/dev/52754516-0af2-48bb-853c-5f51bd0e4c4b/2022%20Annual%20Report%20%7C%20One%20Earth.pdf.
  20. “2022 Annual Report.” One Earth. 2022. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://assets.takeshape.io/86ce9525-f5f2-4e97-81ba-54e8ce933da7/dev/52754516-0af2-48bb-853c-5f51bd0e4c4b/2022%20Annual%20Report%20%7C%20One%20Earth.pdf.
  21. [1] “What We Do.” Daughters for Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://daughtersforearth.org/about-us/; “Join Our Community.” Daughters for Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://daughtersforearth.org/our-approach/.
  22. “Inspiring Media: Taking Back the Climate Narrative.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/our-mission/.
  23. “Partner With Us!” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  24. “Place-Based Partners.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/. United Nations. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/paris-agreement.
  25. “Knowledge Partners.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  26. “Knowledge Partners.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  27. “Storytelling Partners.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  28. “Storytelling Partners.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  29. “Alliances & Memberships.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  30. “Alliances & Memberships.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/partners/.
  31. One Earth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2022.
  32. One Earth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2022.
  33. One Earth, Return of a Nonprofit Corporation (Form 990), 2021.
  34. “Justin Winters.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-winters-oneearth/details/experience/.
  35. “Meet the Team.” One Earth. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.oneearth.org/team/; “Justin Winters.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-winters-oneearth/details/experience/.
  36. “Justin Winters.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-winters-oneearth/details/experience/; “What We Do.” Global Fishing Watch. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://globalfishingwatch.org; “Our Work.” Amazon Frontlines. Accessed May 11, 2024. https://amazonfrontlines.org/our-work/.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: October 1, 2020

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2021 Dec Form 990 $5,819,840 $2,240,129 $3,743,553 $153,812 N $5,819,840 $0 $0 $159,307
    2020 Dec Form 990 $310,100 $300,070 $10,030 $0 N $310,100 $0 $0 $0

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