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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Northern Plains Resource Council

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

four stars

93.96

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

Board Leadership
Jeanie Alderson
Chair

CEO
Olivia Stockman
Staff Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.96 four stars
  Financial 97.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

97.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 93.96 four stars
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 96.47 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 86.78 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.14 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 92.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,001,846
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $273,594
   Fundraising Events $7,285
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,282,725
   Program Service Revenue $251,915
Total Primary Revenue $1,534,640
   Other Revenue $69,496
TOTAL REVENUE $1,604,136
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,396,704
   Administrative Expenses $96,777
   Fundraising Expenses $104,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,597,903
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,233
   
Net Assets $3,199,555

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
Agriculture and Local Foods $395,203 28.3%
Coal and Coal Transition $365,608 26.2%
Clean Energy and Climate Change $362,517 26.0%

Ratings History
Northern Plains Resource Council has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 93.96 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 94.34 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.34 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,327 3.83% Olivia Stockman Staff Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 93.96 four stars
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Friends of the Earth (DC) 88.44 three stars

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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

Jeanie Alderson
Chair

CEO

Olivia Stockman
Staff Director

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