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Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy educates and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change.

Mission Statement
2801 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-278-7147
Other Names Used Climate Generation, Climate Gen, Will Steger Foundation, WSF
EIN 02-0712905
Principal Staff Nicole Rom
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 6
Number of Volunteers 20-25
Number of Clients Served 5000+
Tags / Keywords climatechange, climate, youth, environment, education, leadership
General Information
Board Chair Leigh Currie
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 8.25
Major Programs
Education Program$179,037
Emerging Leaders Program$167,475
Policy Program$54,917
Since 2006, Climate Generation has reached over 30,000 youth and 12,000 educators. For nearly 10 years, we have been building climate literacy and action among educators, youth and the broader public with tangible results at the local to state level in terms of awareness, direct engagement and public policy wins. In 2014: (snapshot by the numbers:) 800 EDUCATORS reached through professional development 2,000 YOUTH reached through the Emerging Leaders Program 345 DONORS 10 HIGH SCHOOLS active in YEA! MN
Current Goals
Overarching Org Goal: Build organizational health through financial stability, proactive, multi-year fundraising and a vision that transcends Will Steger’s involvement and leadership. To support Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy programs with the financial resources needed to accomplish our mission to educate and empower people to engage in solutions to climate change. Education Program: To support educators, students and the public with science-based interdisciplinary educational resources on climate change, its implications and solutions to achieve climate literacy. Emerging Leaders Program: To grow a powerful and effective national climate movement by educating, empowering, and engaging a new generation of climate leadership in our home state of Minnesota and across the Midwest.
Community or Constituency Served
We recognize that youth will inherit the unparalleled impacts of climate change and are among our most powerful advocates. We also recognize that educators are critical messengers of climate and energy literacy, and schools and non-formal learning centers provide powerful examples of sustainability in communities. In addition, the Midwest is home to both significant carbon emissions and clean energy solutions, and is thus strategically positioned to build national momentum on climate change solutions. With these factors guiding our approach, we are having a tangible impact on the issue of climate change.
Geographic Area Served
We serve the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and the Midwest primarily, though our programs have national and international reach.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $401,913 84.9%
Management: $42,146 8.9%
Fundraising: $29,081 6.1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $229,068 $157,540 $96,064
Beginning of Year $157,540 $96,064 $106,788
Difference $71,528 $61,476 ($10,724)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $229,068
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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