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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Living Lands and Waters

Coming to a river near you

four stars

90.80

17624 Route 84, N East Moline, IL 61244
tel: (309) 496-9848   Web Site
EIN: 36-4244353

Board Leadership
Terry Becker
Chairman

CEO
Chad Pregracke
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 86.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Lands and Waters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Living Lands and Waters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 90.80 four stars
Water Education Foundation (CA) 86.27 three stars
SoundWaters (CT) 90.83 four stars
Alliance For The Great Lakes (IL) 97.76 four stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 94.28 four stars

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Founded in 1998, Living Lands and Waters works to aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nation's major rivers and their watersheds. Living Lands and Waters expands awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river and creates a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment. Programs that Living Lands and Waters conducts are: Community Cleanups, Big River Educational Workshops, Riverbottom Forest Restoration and Adopt-a-River Mile.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,671,968
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,776
Total Contributions $1,689,744
   Program Service Revenue $31,196
Total Primary Revenue $1,720,940
   Other Revenue $-92,712
TOTAL REVENUE $1,628,228
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,402,916
   Administrative Expenses $334,981
   Fundraising Expenses $137,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,875,671
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-247,443
   
Net Assets $3,467,932

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
Community River Cleanup Projects $1,049,053 74.8%
Education $133,911 9.5%
Million Trees Project $15,501 1.1%

Ratings History
Living Lands and Waters has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 08/01/2017 90.80 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.05 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 93.41 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.30 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 91.46 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 98.88 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 93.67 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 92.96 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 82.47 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.71 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 88.54 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 89.67 three stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 90.85 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 36-4244353
Name in IRS Master File LIVING LANDS & WATERS
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 November, 1998
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$114,910 6.12% Chad Pregracke President, Founder

Founded in 1998, Living Lands and Waters works to aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nation's major rivers and their watersheds. Living Lands and Waters expands awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river and creates a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment. Programs that Living Lands and Waters conducts are: Community Cleanups, Big River Educational Workshops, Riverbottom Forest Restoration and Adopt-a-River Mile.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Living Lands and Waters (IL) 90.80 four stars
California Trout (CA) 86.74 three stars
Waterkeeper Alliance (NY) 94.28 four stars
Clean Water Fund (DC) 90.80 four stars
Great Swamp Watershed Association (NJ) 97.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Living Lands and Waters
17624 Route 84, N
East Moline, IL 61244
tel: (309) 496-9848
fax: (309) 496-1012
EIN: 36-4244353

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Board Leadership

Terry Becker
Chairman

CEO

Chad Pregracke
President, Founder

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