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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Western Resource Advocates

Protecting the West's land, air, and water

91.13

2260 Baseline Road Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
tel: (303) 444-1188   Web Site
EIN: 84-1113831

Board Leadership
Patrick de Freitas
Chair

CEO
Jon Goldin-Dubois
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.13
  Financial 88.12
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.12

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Resource Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Resource Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 91.13
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (DC) 92.02
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.16
Global Green USA (CA) 90.71
Center for International Environmental Law (DC) 93.14

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Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is an environmental law and policy organization dedicated to protecting the West's land, air, and water. Our lawyers, scientists, and economists advance clean energy to reduce pollution and global climate change; promote urban water conservation and river restoration; and defend special public lands from energy development and unauthorized off-road vehicle travel. We collaborate with other conservation groups, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, American Indians, and others to ensure a sustainable future for the West.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,475,205
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,475,205
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,475,205
   Other Revenue $62,468
TOTAL REVENUE $3,537,673
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,503,170
   Administrative Expenses $40,893
   Fundraising Expenses $465,427
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,009,490
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-471,817
   
Net Assets $5,012,585

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
Energy Program $1,444,488 41.2%
Water Program $1,417,326 40.5%
Lands Program $287,180 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.13
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.38
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.14
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.64
2012-12 12/01/2013 87.61
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.96
2010-12 12/01/2011 95.01
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 93.72
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.24
2007-12 04/01/2009 91.39
2006-12 03/01/2008 93.68
2005-12 02/01/2007 77.03

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

EIN 84-1113831
Name in IRS Master File WESTERN RESOURCE ADVOCATES
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (529) Ecology or 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 July, 1989
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,933 2.11% Jon Goldin-DuBois President
Other Salaries of Note
$131,074 3.26% John Nielsen Program Director
$118,500 2.95% Kathryn Holm Vice President of Finance and Administration
$116,989 2.91% G. Anita Schwartz VP Development and Communications

Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is an environmental law and policy organization dedicated to protecting the West's land, air, and water. Our lawyers, scientists, and economists advance clean energy to reduce pollution and global climate change; promote urban water conservation and river restoration; and defend special public lands from energy development and unauthorized off-road vehicle travel. We collaborate with other conservation groups, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, American Indians, and others to ensure a sustainable future for the West.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 91.13
Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CT) 94.20
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 88.34
World Resources Institute (DC) 96.46
1000 Friends of Florida (FL) 91.16

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Charity Contact Info

Western Resource Advocates
2260 Baseline Road
Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
tel: (303) 444-1188
fax: (303) 786-8054
EIN: 84-1113831

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Board Leadership

Patrick de Freitas
Chair

CEO

Jon Goldin-Dubois
President

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