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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Strategy Fund

NumbersForNature

four stars

91.13

1160 G Street Suite A-1
Arcata, CA 95521
tel: (707) 822-5505   Web Site
EIN: 94-3294843

Board Leadership
Jon Mellberg
Board Chair

CEO
Scott Edwards
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.13 four stars
  Financial 87.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CSF sustains natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by conservation economics. Our trainings, analyses and timely expertise make development smarter, quantify the benefits of nature, and create enduring incentives for conservation.

CSF sustains natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by conservation economics. Our trainings, analyses and timely expertise make development smarter, quantify the benefits of nature, and create enduring incentives for conservation.

Financial

three stars

87.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Strategy Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Strategy Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Strategy Fund (CA) 91.13 four stars
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 94.37 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.34 three stars
Resource Central (CO) 90.11 four stars
Manomet (MA) 85.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $815,183
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $815,183
   Program Service Revenue $886,236
Total Primary Revenue $1,701,419
   Other Revenue $13,646
TOTAL REVENUE $1,715,065
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,872,340
   Administrative Expenses $279,789
   Fundraising Expenses $31,037
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,183,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-468,101
   
Net Assets $2,341,224

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
Conservation Strategy Fund has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.13 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.27 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.92 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.76 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 97.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.31 three stars
2014-12 03/01/2016 84.38 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.58 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.91 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.18 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 75.95 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 75.90 two 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 94-3294843
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION STRATEGY FUND
NTEE Code C02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
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)
(351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
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 February, 1998
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,750 7.27% Scott Edwards Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Strategy Fund (CA) 91.13 four stars
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 89.61 three stars
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (NC) 93.02 four stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 96.60 four stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 96.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Strategy Fund
1160 G Street
Suite A-1
Arcata, CA 95521
tel: (707) 822-5505
fax: (707) 822-5535
EIN: 94-3294843

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Board Leadership

Jon Mellberg
Board Chair

CEO

Scott Edwards
Executive Director

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