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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Lands Foundation

Protecting America's Heritage

four stars

94.44

835 East Second Avenue #314
Durango, CO 81301
tel: (970) 247-0807   Web Site
EIN: 20-8924520

Board Leadership
Ed Norton
Chair

CEO
Brian Sybert
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.44 four stars
  Financial 96.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Conservation Lands Foundation is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

The mission of the Conservation Lands Foundation is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Financial

four stars

96.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.54
  Program Expenses Growth 16.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Lands Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Lands Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 94.44 four stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 91.49 four stars
Bioneers (NM) 91.42 four stars
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 92.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,966,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,434
Total Contributions $2,970,287
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,970,287
   Other Revenue $21,526
TOTAL REVENUE $2,991,813
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,059,519
   Administrative Expenses $403,609
   Fundraising Expenses $517,095
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,980,223
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,988,410
   
Net Assets $7,066,111

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
Constituency Development $2,172,139 53.5%
National Monuments Campaign $1,290,603 31.8%
Communications and Policy Program $331,476 8.2%

Ratings History
Conservation Lands Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.44 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 97.34 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.75 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.21 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.41 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 85.64 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 20-8924520
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C34
NTEE Classification Land Resources Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 October, 2007
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
$150,000 3.01% Brian O'Donnell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 94.44 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 91.06 four stars
Sonoran Institute (AZ) 87.65 three stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 92.75 four stars
Acterra (CA) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Lands Foundation
835 East Second Avenue
#314
Durango, CO 81301
tel: (970) 247-0807
fax: (970) 247-0765
EIN: 20-8924520

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Board Leadership

Ed Norton
Chair

CEO

Brian Sybert
Executive Director

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