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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Lands Foundation

Protecting America's Heritage

four stars

92.21

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

Board Leadership
Edward M. Norton
Chair

CEO
Brian Sybert
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.21 four stars
  Financial 99.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to protecting the National Conservation Lands, our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

As the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to protecting the National Conservation Lands, our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of overall donors
383
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
1,607,500
Total number of grants awarded
51
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
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) 92.21 four stars
Western North Carolina Alliance (NC) 87.63 three stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.21 four stars
Appalachian Voices (NC) 97.17 four stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 94.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,520,524
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,520,524
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,520,524
   Other Revenue $44,122
TOTAL REVENUE $6,564,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,842,163
   Administrative Expenses $547,863
   Fundraising Expenses $671,444
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,061,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-496,824
   
Net Assets $7,291,392

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 $3,095,572 53.0%
Conservation Campaigns $1,882,024 32.2%
Communications Program $616,502 10.5%

Ratings History
Conservation Lands Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 92.21 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 94.33 four stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,267 2.02% Brian Sybert Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 92.21 four stars
The Adirondack Council (NY) 96.68 four stars
Acadia Center (ME) 100.00 four stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.18 three stars
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 88.24 three 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

Edward M. Norton
Chair

CEO

Brian Sybert
Executive Director

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