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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Anacostia Watershed Society

Clean the water, recover the shores, honor the heritage

four stars

90.88

4302 Baltimore Avenue Bladensburg, MD 20710
tel: (301) 699-6204   Web Site
EIN: 52-1666511

Board Leadership
Elissa Feldman
Chair

CEO
James Foster
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.88 four stars
  Financial 87.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to restore and protect the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Our ultimate vision, in keeping with the Clean Water Act, is to return the Anacostia to a fishable and swimmable river. The Anacostia Watershed Society was founded in 1989 by a small group of concerned individuals who decided that the environmental needs of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities required serious attention. Over the past 29 years, our staff and programming efforts have expanded significantly to encompass efforts in environmental education, stewardship, and recreation, as well as engaging the community through public affairs.

The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to restore and protect the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Our ultimate vision, in keeping with the Clean Water Act, is to return the Anacostia to a fishable and swimmable river. The Anacostia Watershed Society was founded in 1989 by a small group of concerned individuals who decided that the environmental needs of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities required serious attention. Over the past 29 years, our staff and programming efforts have expanded significantly to encompass efforts in environmental education, stewardship, and recreation, as well as engaging the community through public affairs.

Financial

three stars

87.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Anacostia Watershed Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Anacostia Watershed Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 90.88 four stars
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association (NJ) 91.01 four stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 87.89 three stars
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 94.50 four stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 89.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,109,521
   Federated Campaigns $14,219
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,890
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,161,252
Total Contributions $2,377,882
   Program Service Revenue $132,181
Total Primary Revenue $2,510,063
   Other Revenue $-1,267
TOTAL REVENUE $2,508,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,035,085
   Administrative Expenses $200,893
   Fundraising Expenses $137,452
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,373,430
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $135,366
   
Net Assets $1,178,133

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
Stewardship $1,168,717 57.4%
Environmental Education $559,273 27.5%
Advocacy $224,443 11.0%

Ratings History
Anacostia Watershed Society has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.88 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.32 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.14 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 94.48 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.82 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.32 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.19 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 52-1666511
Name in IRS Master File ANACOSTIA WATERSHED SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1990
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, 2012

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
$96,515 4.06% James R. Foster President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 90.88 four stars
The Wilderness Society (DC) 85.65 three stars
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 94.50 four stars
Center for ReSource Conservation (CO) 89.94 three stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Anacostia Watershed Society
4302 Baltimore Avenue
Bladensburg, MD 20710
tel: (301) 699-6204
fax: (301) 699-3317
EIN: 52-1666511

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Board Leadership

Elissa Feldman
Chair

CEO

James Foster
President

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