Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Nature Conservancy

Protecting nature. Preserving life.

three stars

84.29

4245 North Fairfax Drive Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (800) 628-6860   Web Site
EIN: 53-0242652

Board Leadership
Thomas J. Tierney
Chair

CEO
Mark Tercek
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.29 three stars
  Financial 78.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Since our founding in 1951 we have protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide - and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than one million members. We work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries - protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems. We use a science-based approach, aided by our more than 500 staff scientists, and we pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Since our founding in 1951 we have protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide - and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than one million members. We work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries - protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems. We use a science-based approach, aided by our more than 500 staff scientists, and we pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges.

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Financial

two stars

78.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
67.4%
  Administrative Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.30
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Nature Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Nature Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $829,799,213
   Federated Campaigns $2,144,688
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $40,538
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $109,198,756
Total Contributions $941,183,195
   Program Service Revenue $115,642,257
Total Primary Revenue $1,056,825,452
   Other Revenue $127,805,246
TOTAL REVENUE $1,184,630,698
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $615,798,856
   Administrative Expenses $168,960,005
   Fundraising Expenses $122,795,011
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $907,553,872
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $277,076,826
   
Net Assets $6,598,473,145

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$784,935 0.08% Mark R. Tercek President, CEO

Mission

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Since our founding in 1951 we have protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide - and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than one million members. We work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries - protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems. We use a science-based approach, aided by our more than 500 staff scientists, and we pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Nature Conservancy (VA) 84.29 three stars
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 85.74 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.60 three stars
Greenpeace Fund (DC) 89.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (800) 628-6860
EIN: 53-0242652

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Board Leadership

Thomas J. Tierney
Chair

CEO

Mark Tercek
President, CEO