Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Conservation Foundation

We save land. We save rivers.

four stars

96.04

10S404 Knoch Knolls Road Naperville, IL 60565
tel: (630) 428-4500   Web Site
EIN: 23-7221206

Board Leadership
Christopher Burke
Chairman

CEO
Brook McDonald
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.04 four stars
  Financial 94.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1972 by business and community leaders, The Conservation Foundation is a land and watershed protection organization. Our headquarters are located in Naperville, Illinois, on a 60-acre working farm, and a program office is located in Montgomery, Illinois. The mission of the Foundation is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment. The Foundation maintains a support base of over 4,500 members and donors, and 500 volunteers in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois. Although we work throughout Northeastern Illinois, these are the counties in which we focus our efforts.

Established in 1972 by business and community leaders, The Conservation Foundation is a land and watershed protection organization. Our headquarters are located in Naperville, Illinois, on a 60-acre working farm, and a program office is located in Montgomery, Illinois. The mission of the Foundation is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment. The Foundation maintains a support base of over 4,500 members and donors, and 500 volunteers in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois. Although we work throughout Northeastern Illinois, these are the counties in which we focus our efforts.

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Financial

four stars

94.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
  Program Expenses Growth 25.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,505,337
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $204,297
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,709,634
   Program Service Revenue $490,245
Total Primary Revenue $2,199,879
   Other Revenue $57,126
TOTAL REVENUE $2,257,005
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,394,355
   Administrative Expenses $106,354
   Fundraising Expenses $266,130
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,766,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-509,834
   
Net Assets $6,456,306

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,984 5.96% Brook Mcdonald President, CEO

Mission

Established in 1972 by business and community leaders, The Conservation Foundation is a land and watershed protection organization. Our headquarters are located in Naperville, Illinois, on a 60-acre working farm, and a program office is located in Montgomery, Illinois. The mission of the Foundation is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment. The Foundation maintains a support base of over 4,500 members and donors, and 500 volunteers in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois. Although we work throughout Northeastern Illinois, these are the counties in which we focus our efforts.

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Charity Contact Info

The Conservation Foundation
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60565
tel: (630) 428-4500
fax: (630) 428-4599
EIN: 23-7221206

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Board Leadership

Christopher Burke
Chairman

CEO

Brook McDonald
President, CEO