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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Yellowstone Association

Inspire. Educate. Preserve.

four stars

90.71

P.O. Box 117 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
tel: (406) 848-2400   Web Site
EIN: 03-0374417

Board Leadership
Claire Campbell
Chair

CEO
Jeff Brown
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yellowstone Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yellowstone Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yellowstone Association (WY) 90.71 four stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 88.59 three stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 97.00 four stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 92.29 four stars
Yellowstone Park Foundation (MT) 91.43 four stars

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The Yellowstone Association educates Yellowstone National Park visitors by offering trip planners, books, videos, and guided classes through Yellowstone Park by our field institute. The Yellowstone Association is located in Yellowstone National Park and promotes preservation of Yellowstone National Park through its educational Park Store bookstores, publication of books, and funding provided to Yellowstone through membership and sales of educational materials to park visitors. Since 1933, the Yellowstone Association has been the National Park Service's official partner in education in Yellowstone National Park.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,223,039
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,146,815
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,369,854
   Program Service Revenue $1,670,213
Total Primary Revenue $5,040,067
   Other Revenue $2,359,090
TOTAL REVENUE $7,399,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,298,800
   Administrative Expenses $21,256
   Fundraising Expenses $659,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,979,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $419,349
   
Net Assets $13,026,477

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
Bookstores $2,073,218 32.9%
Educational Exhibits $1,981,891 31.5%
Educational Programs $1,686,048 26.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 08/01/2016 90.71 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 90.31 four stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 88.24 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 88.26 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 85.95 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 90.49 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 88.31 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 88.21 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 82.81 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 87.78 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 03-0374417
Name in IRS Master File YELLOWSTONE ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$120,051 1.71% Jeff Brown Executive Director

The Yellowstone Association educates Yellowstone National Park visitors by offering trip planners, books, videos, and guided classes through Yellowstone Park by our field institute. The Yellowstone Association is located in Yellowstone National Park and promotes preservation of Yellowstone National Park through its educational Park Store bookstores, publication of books, and funding provided to Yellowstone through membership and sales of educational materials to park visitors. Since 1933, the Yellowstone Association has been the National Park Service's official partner in education in Yellowstone National Park.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yellowstone Association (WY) 90.71 four stars
Yellowstone Park Foundation (MT) 91.43 four stars
Friends of Acadia (ME) 97.00 four stars
Planting Fields Foundation (NY) 88.59 three stars
Grand Teton National Park Foundation (WY) 92.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Yellowstone Association
P.O. Box 117
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
tel: (406) 848-2400
fax: (406) 848-2847
EIN: 03-0374417

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Board Leadership

Claire Campbell
Chair

CEO

Jeff Brown
Executive Director

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