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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,171 2.42% Jill Simmons Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Trails Association (WA) 94.55 four stars
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 90.82 four stars
Appalachian Voices (NC) 100.00 four stars
The Conservation Fund (VA) 96.46 four stars
Yosemite Conservancy (CA) 88.46 three 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