Center for Ecoliteracy (Berkeley, CA)


  • Name:Dr. Jacob Wright
  • Title:Program Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Ecoliteracy
  • Address:2150 Allston Way
    Suite 270
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:510-845-4595
  • Main fax:510-845-1439

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  • Mission:
  • The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living. We provide information, inspiration, and support to the vital movement of K-12 educators, parents, and other members of the school community who are helping young people gain the knowledge, skills, and values essential to sustainable living.

  • History:
  • Since its founding in 1995 by Fritjof Capra, Zenobia Barlow, and Peter Buckley, the Center for Ecoliteracy has been a leader in providing inspiration, tools, ideas, and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K–12 education. The Center has initiated and supported projects at the school, district, and regional levels, including habitat restoration, watershed exploration (STRAW: Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed), art and poetry (River of Words), school gardens and cooking classes (the Edible Schoolyard) partnerships between farms and schools (the Fertile Crescent Network), school food innovation (Food Systems Project), and environmental justice. Our work improving school food culminated with Center’s Rethinking School Lunch initiative. In 2008, the Center launched a national initiative called Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability.

  • Year established:1995
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:8

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Zenobia Barlow, Executive Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:94-2911417

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:942911417
  • Organization Name:CENTER FOR ECOLITERACY
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2150 ALLSTON WAY STE 270
  • Organization City:BERKELEY
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:94704-1377
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1983
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):124
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Study and research (nonscientific)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C99Z
  • Asset Amount:$832,727
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,170,903
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,170,903
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:19:42 pm

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