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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Bald Head Island Conservancy

Barrier island conservation, preservation and education

82.24

PO Box 3109 700 Federal Road
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
tel: (910) 457-0089   Web Site
EIN: 58-1574496

Board Leadership
Katie Chatas
President

CEO
G. Christopher Shank
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.24
  Financial 77.43
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, the Bald Head Island Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Bald Head, Middle and Bluff Islands, all of which are bounded by the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The Conservancy sponsors and facilitates scientific research that benefits coastal communities and provides numerous recreational and educational activities to the public. In coordination with various organizations, partnerships and collaborations, the Conservancy has led the nation in conservation and research efforts and is uniquely poised to become a leader in Barrier Island Conservation world-wide.

Founded in 1983, the Bald Head Island Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Bald Head, Middle and Bluff Islands, all of which are bounded by the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The Conservancy sponsors and facilitates scientific research that benefits coastal communities and provides numerous recreational and educational activities to the public. In coordination with various organizations, partnerships and collaborations, the Conservancy has led the nation in conservation and research efforts and is uniquely poised to become a leader in Barrier Island Conservation world-wide.

Financial

77.43

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
64.1%
  Administrative Expenses 29.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.80
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bald Head Island Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bald Head Island Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bald Head Island Conservancy (NC) 82.24
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 93.57
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.75
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.28
Conservation International (VA) 91.17

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $467,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $227,381
Total Contributions $694,508
   Program Service Revenue $100,461
Total Primary Revenue $794,969
   Other Revenue $563,240
TOTAL REVENUE $1,358,209
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $912,975
   Administrative Expenses $453,803
   Fundraising Expenses $106,192
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,472,970
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-114,761
   
Net Assets $6,884,120

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
Conservation & Preservation $383,764 42.0%
Educational Programs & Research Activities $294,163 32.2%
Operation of Gift Shop $235,048 25.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 82.24
2018-12 11/01/2019 86.67
2017-12 03/01/2019 79.38
2016-12 03/01/2018 78.56
2015-12 02/01/2017 74.21
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.36
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.77
2013-12 06/01/2015 83.72
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.27
2011-12 11/01/2013 85.53

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

EIN 58-1574496
Name in IRS Master File BALD HEAD ISLAND CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1984
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,250 7.48% G. Chris Shank Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bald Head Island Conservancy (NC) 82.24
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 93.57
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 91.33
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.28
Seacology (CA) 90.11

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Charity Contact Info

Bald Head Island Conservancy
PO Box 3109
700 Federal Road
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
tel: (910) 457-0089
fax: (910) 363-2289
EIN: 58-1574496

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Board Leadership

Katie Chatas
President

CEO

G. Christopher Shank
Executive Director

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