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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Washington Trails Association

Protecting and maintaining our hiking trails

four stars

94.55

705 Second Avenue Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (206) 625-1367   Web Site
EIN: 91-0900134

Board Leadership
Susan Query
President

CEO
Jill Simmons
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.55 four stars
  Financial 93.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington state. WTA protects hiking trails and wild lands, takes thousands of volunteers out to maintain trails, and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore Washington. WTA's volunteer trail maintenance program is among the largest in the nation, with 4,400 volunteers (25% of them youth) giving back more than 140,000 hours of service annually to the trails they love--and getting a good dose of personal reward in return. Washington Trails Association protects trails through lobbying and grassroots advocacy on issues that impact hikers, like trail funding and wilderness protection. We work closely with federal and state policymakers to advance hiker's interests in forest planning and new recreation projects.

Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington state. WTA protects hiking trails and wild lands, takes thousands of volunteers out to maintain trails, and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore Washington. WTA's volunteer trail maintenance program is among the largest in the nation, with 4,400 volunteers (25% of them youth) giving back more than 140,000 hours of service annually to the trails they love--and getting a good dose of personal reward in return. Washington Trails Association protects trails through lobbying and grassroots advocacy on issues that impact hikers, like trail funding and wilderness protection. We work closely with federal and state policymakers to advance hiker's interests in forest planning and new recreation projects.

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Financial

four stars

93.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.78
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Trails Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Trails Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Trails Association (WA) 94.55 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 88.96 three stars
Western North Carolina Alliance (NC) 87.63 three stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,988,807
   Federated Campaigns $55,086
   Membership Dues $587,771
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $122,881
Total Contributions $4,754,545
   Program Service Revenue $663,311
Total Primary Revenue $5,417,856
   Other Revenue $102,935
TOTAL REVENUE $5,520,791
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,388,959
   Administrative Expenses $320,448
   Fundraising Expenses $546,902
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,256,309
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,264,482
   
Net Assets $8,376,018

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
Trail Maintenance $1,540,169 45.4%
Outreach and Education $1,098,610 32.4%
Youth Programs $504,581 14.9%

Ratings History
Washington Trails Association has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 94.55 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.23 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.05 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.01 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 95.76 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 96.18 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.43 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 93.79 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 95.00 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 93.29 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 65.03 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.39 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 93.45 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 96.04 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 96.13 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 95.94 four 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 91-0900134
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON TRAILS ASSOCIATION
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 (120) Publishing activities
(61) Library
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 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, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,171 2.42% Jill Simmons Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Trails Association (WA) 94.55 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 89.15 three stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 98.23 four stars
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 85.38 three stars
Ecology Center (MI) 94.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Washington Trails Association
705 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
tel: (206) 625-1367
fax: (206) 625-9249
EIN: 91-0900134

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Board Leadership

Susan Query
President

CEO

Jill Simmons
Executive Director

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