Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Sierra Nevada Alliance

Protecting Sierra waters, land, wildlife and communities

84.26

3079 Harrison Avenue South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
tel: (530) 542-4546   Web Site
EIN: 77-0343881

Board Leadership
Laura Beaton
President

CEO
Jenny Hatch
Executive Director

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.26
  Financial 83.56
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Their mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. The organization is an Alliance of conservation groups that are based or work in the Sierra Nevada region. There are over eighty-five Member Groups that span the entire 400 mile mountain range. The Sierra Nevada Alliance unites individuals and groups behind a common vision. The Alliance envisions a Sierra where natural and human communities coexist in harmony. A Sierra where residents and visitors alike understand and value the unique qualities of the range and protect the places they love.

Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Their mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. The organization is an Alliance of conservation groups that are based or work in the Sierra Nevada region. There are over eighty-five Member Groups that span the entire 400 mile mountain range. The Sierra Nevada Alliance unites individuals and groups behind a common vision. The Alliance envisions a Sierra where natural and human communities coexist in harmony. A Sierra where residents and visitors alike understand and value the unique qualities of the range and protect the places they love.

Financial

83.56

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 83.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sierra Nevada Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sierra Nevada Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sierra Nevada Alliance (CA) 84.26
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 96.81
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 86.52
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.78
Manomet (MA) 85.65

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $470,350
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,620
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $641,577
Total Contributions $1,117,547
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,117,547
   Other Revenue $1,487
TOTAL REVENUE $1,119,034
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $949,999
   Administrative Expenses $186,954
   Fundraising Expenses $8,158
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,145,111
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-26,077
   
Net Assets $81,998

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
2020-06 08/03/2021 84.26
2019-06 06/01/2020 80.66
2018-06 06/01/2019 79.38
2017-06 06/01/2018 79.38
2016-06 05/01/2017 83.70
2015-06 06/01/2016 70.41
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.31
2013-06 02/01/2014 86.70
2012-06 06/01/2013 84.67

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

EIN 77-0343881
Name in IRS Master File SIERRA NEVADA ALLIANCE
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 November, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$56,825 4.96% Jenny Hatch Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sierra Nevada Alliance (CA) 84.26
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 86.68
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (NC) 95.02
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 94.18
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.32

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Sierra Nevada Alliance
3079 Harrison Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
tel: (530) 542-4546
EIN: 77-0343881

Mail donations to:
PO Box 7989
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Laura Beaton
President

CEO

Jenny Hatch
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.