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Northern Plains Resource Council

Organizing Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life

four stars

91.51

220 South 27th Street Suite A
Billings, MT 59101
tel: (406) 248-1154   Web Site
EIN: 81-0367205

Board Leadership
Becky Mitchell
Chair

CEO
Teresa Erickson
Staff Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.51 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Northern Plains organizes family farmers and ranchers, small businesses, urban dwellers and rural residents to protect Montana's water, land, air, and working landscapes. We inspire and empower our members with the information, tools and skills necessary to give them an effective voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Our mission is to protect water quality, family farms and ranches and our unique quality of life and pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.

Northern Plains organizes family farmers and ranchers, small businesses, urban dwellers and rural residents to protect Montana's water, land, air, and working landscapes. We inspire and empower our members with the information, tools and skills necessary to give them an effective voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Our mission is to protect water quality, family farms and ranches and our unique quality of life and pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.28
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Plains Resource Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Plains Resource Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 91.51 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 96.26 four stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 88.73 three stars
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 92.40 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 94.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,009,148
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $221,415
   Fundraising Events $8,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,239,513
   Program Service Revenue $200,567
Total Primary Revenue $1,440,080
   Other Revenue $79,561
TOTAL REVENUE $1,519,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,139,329
   Administrative Expenses $116,434
   Fundraising Expenses $82,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,338,594
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $181,047
   
Net Assets $3,183,092

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Coal Mining and Exports $373,836 32.8%
Oil and Gas Development $231,598 20.3%
Agriculture $195,088 17.1%

Ratings History
Northern Plains Resource Council has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 09/01/2017 91.51 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 94.34 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 83.73 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.28 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 94.29 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 94.29 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 91.46 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 89.94 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 78.09 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 69.54 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 88.28 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 88.05 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 90.40 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 83.27 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 81-0367205
Name in IRS Master File NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL
NTEE Code S00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL
Ruling Date December, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Northern Plains Resource Council
220 South 27th Street
Suite A
Billings, MT 59101
tel: (406) 248-1154
fax: (406) 248-2110
EIN: 81-0367205

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Board Leadership

Becky Mitchell
Chair

CEO

Teresa Erickson
Staff Director

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