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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Strategy Fund

NumbersForNature

four stars

97.98

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

Board Leadership
Bob Hambrecht
Board Chair

CEO
Scott Edwards
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.98 four stars
  Financial 97.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 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

four stars

97.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
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) 97.98 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.88 four stars
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 87.20 three stars
Lloyd Center for the Environment (MA) 86.54 three stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 92.22 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,045,762
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,045,762
   Program Service Revenue $870,960
Total Primary Revenue $1,916,722
   Other Revenue $46
TOTAL REVENUE $1,916,768
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,244,773
   Administrative Expenses $340,221
   Fundraising Expenses $19,594
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,604,588
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-687,820
   
Net Assets $2,671,282

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
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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$150,000 5.75% John W. Reid President

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Strategy Fund (CA) 97.98 four stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 85.94 three stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.88 four stars
Anacostia Watershed Society (MD) 92.32 four stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 92.26 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

Bob Hambrecht
Board Chair

CEO

Scott Edwards
Executive Director

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