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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Walden Woods Project

Preserving the land, literature and legacy of Henry David Thoreau

four stars

94.47

44 Baker Farm Road Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: (781) 259-4700   Web Site
EIN: 95-4292658

Board Leadership
Don Henley
Chairman, Founder

CEO
Kathi Anderson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.47 four stars
  Financial 92.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature, and legacy of the quintessential American author, philosopher, and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The Project achieves this mission through the integration of five important core activities: Conservation, scholarship, education, program activities, and advocacy/awareness. One word, Walden, has come to represent a powerful way of thinking about important global issues.

The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature, and legacy of the quintessential American author, philosopher, and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The Project achieves this mission through the integration of five important core activities: Conservation, scholarship, education, program activities, and advocacy/awareness. One word, Walden, has come to represent a powerful way of thinking about important global issues.

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Financial

four stars

92.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.21
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Walden Woods Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Walden Woods Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Walden Woods Project (MA) 94.47 four stars
American Hiking Society (MD) 87.21 three stars
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation (MN) 88.93 three stars
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 88.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,204,197
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $114,711
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,318,908
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,318,908
   Other Revenue $1,074,767
TOTAL REVENUE $2,393,675
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,544,947
   Administrative Expenses $468,009
   Fundraising Expenses $70,245
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,083,201
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $310,474
   
Net Assets $28,704,622

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
Conservation $772,474 50.0%
Education $401,686 26.0%
Research and Library $370,787 24.0%

Ratings History
Walden Woods Project has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 94.47 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 94.05 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.70 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.31 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 87.39 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2014 80.67 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.05 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 79.76 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 88.62 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 79.67 two stars
2008-12 10/01/2010 80.66 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 95-4292658
Name in IRS Master File THE WALDEN WOODS PROJECT
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (352) Land acquisition for preservation
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 May, 1995
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,240 5.48% Kathleen Anderson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Walden Woods Project (MA) 94.47 four stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 100.00 four stars
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
Land Stewardship Project (MN) 89.15 three stars
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 85.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Walden Woods Project
44 Baker Farm Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: (781) 259-4700
fax: (781) 259-4710
EIN: 95-4292658

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Board Leadership

Don Henley
Chairman, Founder

CEO

Kathi Anderson
Executive Director

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