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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

86.81

1331 Garden Highway Sacramento, CA 95833
tel: (916) 285-1846   Web Site
EIN: 33-0051202

Board Leadership
Rick Thalhammer
Chair

CEO
Liz Bergeron
Executive Director, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.81
  Financial 81.59
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, the mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people. The Association strives to achieve this mission by: promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a unique educational and recreation treasure and as one of the finest trails anywhere in the world; providing a broad range of services to its membership, including serving as a communications link among users and land management agencies, and publishing trail information; and assisting the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies in the maintenance and restoration of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Founded in 1977, the mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people. The Association strives to achieve this mission by: promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a unique educational and recreation treasure and as one of the finest trails anywhere in the world; providing a broad range of services to its membership, including serving as a communications link among users and land management agencies, and publishing trail information; and assisting the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies in the maintenance and restoration of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Financial

81.59

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Crest Trail Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Crest Trail Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 86.81
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 86.18
Access Fund (CO) 88.76
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,209,124
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,209,124
   Program Service Revenue $1,026,108
Total Primary Revenue $4,235,232
   Other Revenue $102,958
TOTAL REVENUE $4,338,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,541,531
   Administrative Expenses $478,735
   Fundraising Expenses $736,215
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,756,481
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $581,709
   
Net Assets $4,313,217

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
Preserve $1,224,107 48.2%
Promote $823,336 32.4%
Protect $494,088 19.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 86.81
2018-12 10/01/2019 85.87
2017-12 12/21/2018 81.60
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.27
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.50
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.73
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 77.94
2013-12 05/01/2015 70.55
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.46
2011-12 12/01/2012 85.60
2010-12 12/01/2011 87.67
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 84.83
2008-12 12/22/2010 82.36

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

EIN 33-0051202
Name in IRS Master File PACIFIC CREST TRAIL ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 August, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,397 4.42% Liz Bergeron Executive Director & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 86.81
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 90.62
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 93.17
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 92.23

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Charity Contact Info

Pacific Crest Trail Association
1331 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
tel: (916) 285-1846
fax: (916) 285-1865
EIN: 33-0051202

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Board Leadership

Rick Thalhammer
Chair

CEO

Liz Bergeron
Executive Director, CEO

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