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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Sky Island Alliance

Protecting our mountain islands and desert seas.

88.78

3127 North Cherry Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
tel: (520) 624-7080   Web Site
EIN: 86-0796748

Board Leadership
Michael Van Alsburg & Elia M. Tapia Villaseñor
Co-Chairs

CEO
Louise Misztal
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.78
  Financial 84.42
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Sky Island Alliance is a science-based conservation organization. We are dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. We work with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.

Founded in 1991, Sky Island Alliance is a science-based conservation organization. We are dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. We work with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.

Financial

84.42

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth -15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sky Island Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sky Island Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sky Island Alliance (AZ) 88.78
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 96.81
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.35
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (FL) 93.45
Wildlands Network (UT) 89.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $522,562
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $522,562
   Program Service Revenue $227,778
Total Primary Revenue $750,340
   Other Revenue $376
TOTAL REVENUE $750,716
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $536,473
   Administrative Expenses $90,590
   Fundraising Expenses $106,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $733,446
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,270
   
Net Assets $673,268

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 88.78
2018-12 06/01/2020 96.18
2017-12 12/21/2018 97.70
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.71
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.85
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.39
2013-12 04/01/2015 84.32

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

EIN 86-0796748
Name in IRS Master File SKY ISLAND ALLIANCE
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 (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 September, 1995
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
$78,687 10.72% Louise Misztal Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sky Island Alliance (AZ) 88.78
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.61
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.35
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.32
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 96.44

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Charity Contact Info

Sky Island Alliance
3127 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
tel: (520) 624-7080
EIN: 86-0796748

Mail donations to:
PO Box 41165
Tucson, AZ 85717

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Board Leadership

Michael Van Alsburg & Elia M. Tapia Villaseñor
Co-Chairs

CEO

Louise Misztal
Executive Director

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