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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mono Lake Committee

Protecting and restoring the Mono Basin Ecosystem

three stars

85.50

P.O. Box 29 Lee Vining, CA 93541
tel: (760) 647-6595   Web Site
EIN: 77-0051124

Board Leadership
Sally Gaines
Chair

CEO
Geoff McQuilkin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.50 three stars
  Financial 79.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mono Lake Committee is a citizen's group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin Ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas. Since 1978, the Committee has fought to protect Mono Lake from excessive water diversions to Los Angeles. Through litigation, legislation, cooperation, and most importantly, public support, our efforts have been successful so far. However, much work remains to restore desiccated waterfowl habitat and riparian vegetation, educate the public, promote water conservation, and maintain Mono Lake's protected status in state and federal political arenas.

The Mono Lake Committee is a citizen's group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin Ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas. Since 1978, the Committee has fought to protect Mono Lake from excessive water diversions to Los Angeles. Through litigation, legislation, cooperation, and most importantly, public support, our efforts have been successful so far. However, much work remains to restore desiccated waterfowl habitat and riparian vegetation, educate the public, promote water conservation, and maintain Mono Lake's protected status in state and federal political arenas.

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Financial

two stars

79.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.97
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mono Lake Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mono Lake Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 85.50 three stars
California Trout (CA) 90.63 four stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars
SoundWaters (CT) 94.48 four stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 90.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,771,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,771,358
   Program Service Revenue $103,872
Total Primary Revenue $1,875,230
   Other Revenue $296,621
TOTAL REVENUE $2,171,851
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,610,751
   Administrative Expenses $52,684
   Fundraising Expenses $485,926
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,149,361
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,490
   
Net Assets $6,532,811

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.50 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.95 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.16 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.00 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 77.55 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.20 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 80.13 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 76.65 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.90 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.99 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 78.61 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 68.20 one star
2007-12 03/01/2009 75.92 two 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 77-0051124
Name in IRS Master File THE MONO LAKE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 September, 1985
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,449 3.92% Geoffrey McQuilkin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mono Lake Committee (CA) 85.50 three stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 92.61 four stars
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 92.43 four stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.08 three stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 97.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mono Lake Committee
P.O. Box 29
Lee Vining, CA 93541
tel: (760) 647-6595
fax: (760) 647-6377
EIN: 77-0051124

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Board Leadership

Sally Gaines
Chair

CEO

Geoff McQuilkin
Executive Director

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