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The Land Institute

Promoting sustainable agriculture

four stars

92.36

2440 East Water Well Road Salina, KS 67401
tel: (785) 823-5376   Web Site
EIN: 48-0842156

Board Leadership
Pete Ferrell
Chair

CEO
Fred Iutzi
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.36 four stars
  Financial 92.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, The Land Institute works to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. We have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations here and abroad, and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists. We work to save soil from being lost or poisoned while promoting a community life that is prosperous and enduring. The Land Institute's work melds ecology and agronomy. Our programs have been designed to explore basic scientific principles pertinent to a new agriculture.

Founded in 1976, The Land Institute works to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. We have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations here and abroad, and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists. We work to save soil from being lost or poisoned while promoting a community life that is prosperous and enduring. The Land Institute's work melds ecology and agronomy. Our programs have been designed to explore basic scientific principles pertinent to a new agriculture.

Financial

four stars

92.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.23
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Land Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Land Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Land Institute (KS) 92.36 four stars
The Heartland Institute (IL) 86.37 three stars
World Environment Center (DC) 88.39 three stars
The Naval Institute Foundation (MD) 85.98 three stars
CLASP (DC) 95.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,675,921
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,675,921
   Program Service Revenue $400,754
Total Primary Revenue $4,076,675
   Other Revenue $97,247
TOTAL REVENUE $4,173,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,808,479
   Administrative Expenses $334,883
   Fundraising Expenses $427,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,570,717
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $603,205
   
Net Assets $18,102,584

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
Natural Systems Agriculture (NSA) development $2,126,936 75.7%
Education & Public Policy $681,543 24.3%

Ratings History
The Land Institute has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.36 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 93.67 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.63 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 93.68 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 79.30 two stars
2012-06 02/01/2013 84.97 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 72.82 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.78 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 82.76 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 95.21 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 89.90 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 89.56 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 81.66 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 66.37 one star

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

EIN 48-0842156
Name in IRS Master File LAND INSTITUTE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 February, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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
$97,500 2.73% Frederick Iutzi President
Other Salaries of Note
$92,000 2.57% Wes Jackson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Land Institute (KS) 92.36 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 91.00 four stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 96.97 four stars
Organic Farming Research Foundation (CA) 87.24 three stars
SPUR (CA) 88.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Land Institute
2440 East Water Well Road
Salina, KS 67401
tel: (785) 823-5376
fax: (785) 823-8728
EIN: 48-0842156

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Board Leadership

Pete Ferrell
Chair

CEO

Fred Iutzi
President

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