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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Strategy Fund

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four stars

95.76

1636 R Street NW Suite 3
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 853-3575   Web Site
EIN: 94-3294843

Board Leadership
Jon Mellberg
Board Chair

CEO
Scott Edwards
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.76 four stars
  Financial 94.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

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Financial

four stars

94.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
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 (DC) 95.76 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.35 four stars
Student Conservation Association (VA) 89.65 three stars
Lloyd Center for the Environment (MA) 85.91 three stars
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 94.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,266,497
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,266,497
   Program Service Revenue $743,079
Total Primary Revenue $2,009,576
   Other Revenue $879
TOTAL REVENUE $2,010,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,039,304
   Administrative Expenses $380,510
   Fundraising Expenses $9,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,429,398
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-418,943
   
Net Assets $2,253,593

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
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,000 5.14% Scott Edwards Executive Dir.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Strategy Fund (DC) 95.76 four stars
Sustainable Conservation (CA) 90.38 four stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 98.21 four stars
Wildlands Network (WA) 86.16 three stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 87.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Strategy Fund
1636 R Street NW
Suite 3
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 853-3575
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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