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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Lands Foundation

Protecting America's Heritage

four stars

97.34

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

Board Leadership
Ed Norton
Chair

CEO
Brian O’Donnell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.34 four stars
  Financial 96.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

96.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.27
  Program Expenses Growth 19.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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) 97.34 four stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 85.90 three stars
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 87.45 three stars
WiLDCOAST (CA) 92.92 four stars
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.03 four stars

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

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,394,172
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $54,119
Total Contributions $6,448,291
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,448,291
   Other Revenue $9,959
TOTAL REVENUE $6,458,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,993,357
   Administrative Expenses $357,030
   Fundraising Expenses $509,885
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,860,272
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,597,978
   
Net Assets $9,054,521

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 $1,800,662 45.1%
National Monuments Campaign $1,608,763 40.3%
Western Arctic Program $149,859 3.8%

Ratings History
Conservation Lands Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 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
$130,000 2.67% Brian O'Donnell Executive Director

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

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Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.34 four stars
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LightHawk (CO) 92.09 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 O’Donnell
Executive Director

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