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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

California Wilderness Coalition

The voice for wild California

two stars

77.71

Suite 208 520 Third St
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 451-1450   Web Site
EIN: 51-0183228

Board Leadership
Steve McClary
Board Chair

CEO
Chris Morrill
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.71 two stars
  Financial 74.85 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The California Wilderness Coalition (CWC) protects the natural landscapes that make California unique, providing clean air and water, a home to wildlife, and a place for recreation and spiritual renewal. CWC is the only organization dedicated to protecting and restoring California's wild places and native biodiversity on a statewide level. Since 1976, we have empowered local communities and conservationists to be the voice for wild California. Our work focuses on federal legislation to secure wilderness designation for wilderness quality lands, lakes, and rivers in California. We also monitor and respond to changes in management policy, administrative directives, planning, or legislation at federal or state level that impacts wilderness areas. We work to secure federal wilderness designation, build diverse constituencies to protect the desert.

The California Wilderness Coalition (CWC) protects the natural landscapes that make California unique, providing clean air and water, a home to wildlife, and a place for recreation and spiritual renewal. CWC is the only organization dedicated to protecting and restoring California's wild places and native biodiversity on a statewide level. Since 1976, we have empowered local communities and conservationists to be the voice for wild California. Our work focuses on federal legislation to secure wilderness designation for wilderness quality lands, lakes, and rivers in California. We also monitor and respond to changes in management policy, administrative directives, planning, or legislation at federal or state level that impacts wilderness areas. We work to secure federal wilderness designation, build diverse constituencies to protect the desert.

Financial

two stars

74.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
67.0%
  Administrative Expenses 28.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth -4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Wilderness Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Wilderness Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Wilderness Coalition (CA) 77.71 two stars
Global Wildlife Conservation (TX) 97.13 four stars
Polar Bears International (MT) 94.62 four stars
HawkWatch International (UT) 91.84 four stars
Cheetah Conservation Fund (VA) 94.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $641,315
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,825
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $644,140
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $644,140
   Other Revenue $-1,326
TOTAL REVENUE $642,814
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $362,865
   Administrative Expenses $171,080
   Fundraising Expenses $26,039
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $559,984
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,830
   
Net Assets $363,849

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
Public Lands $95,164 26.2%
Mountains and Rivers $64,674 17.8%
Central Coast $55,626 15.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 77.71 two stars
2019-06 06/01/2020 75.90 two stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 74.86 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 76.36 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 80.41 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 83.03 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.44 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 64.33 one star
2012-06 11/01/2013 74.19 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 73.31 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.79 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 09/01/2009 75.49 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 85.75 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 51-0183228
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA WILDERNESS COALITION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational 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 March, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Chris Morrill Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Wilderness Coalition (CA) 77.71 two stars
International Primate Protection League (SC) 93.74 four stars
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (DC) 89.88 three stars
International Wolf Center (MN) 92.38 four stars
Sea Turtle Conservancy (FL) 92.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Wilderness Coalition
Suite 208
520 Third St
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 451-1450
EIN: 51-0183228

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Board Leadership

Steve McClary
Board Chair

CEO

Chris Morrill
Executive Director

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