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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Appalachian Voices

Bringing people together to protect our mountain heritage

four stars

97.75

589 West King Street Boone, NC 28607
tel: (877) 277-8642   Web Site
EIN: 56-2049956

Board Leadership
Kim Gilliam
Chair

CEO
Tom Cormons
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.75 four stars
  Financial 96.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

96.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appalachian Voices on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appalachian Voices on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Voices (NC) 97.75 four stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 94.69 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 94.81 four stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 96.34 four stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 93.54 four stars

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Appalachian Voices brings people together to solve the environmental problems having the greatest impact on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Our mission is to empower people to defend our region's rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns. Because the threats to our mountains do not respect state boundaries or political ideologies, we tackle them by reaching out to a broad spectrum of people from across the region. We believe that success is most likely when a diversity of people are involved and empowered to work together for change, and all our programs are guided by this commitment to build a broad base of public support for environmental protection in the southern mountains.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,415,742
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $49,074
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,464,816
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,464,816
   Other Revenue $76,166
TOTAL REVENUE $2,540,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,466,673
   Administrative Expenses $88,961
   Fundraising Expenses $105,749
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,661,383
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $879,599
   
Net Assets $1,958,748

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
Eliminate Coal's Externalities $673,860 45.9%
Shift Investments to Clean Energy $632,659 43.1%
Build Awareness of Regional Issues $160,154 10.9%

Ratings History
Appalachian Voices has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 97.75 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.49 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.82 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 91.61 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.20 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 84.41 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.44 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 94.11 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.15 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 96.80 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 86.73 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 86.65 three 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 56-2049956
Name in IRS Master File APPALACHIAN VOICES
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 March, 1998
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$70,000 4.21% Thomas Cormons Executive Director

Appalachian Voices brings people together to solve the environmental problems having the greatest impact on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Our mission is to empower people to defend our region's rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns. Because the threats to our mountains do not respect state boundaries or political ideologies, we tackle them by reaching out to a broad spectrum of people from across the region. We believe that success is most likely when a diversity of people are involved and empowered to work together for change, and all our programs are guided by this commitment to build a broad base of public support for environmental protection in the southern mountains.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appalachian Voices (NC) 97.75 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 94.34 four stars
EarthShare Georgia (GA) 85.39 three stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 91.78 four stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 91.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Appalachian Voices
589 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
tel: (877) 277-8642
fax: (828) 262-1540
EIN: 56-2049956

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Board Leadership

Kim Gilliam
Chair

CEO

Tom Cormons
Executive Director

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