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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Nature and Culture International

Conserving biodiverse landscapes in Latin America, in concert with local cultures, for the well-being of the planet.

three stars

87.62

1400 Maiden Lane Del Mar, CA 92014
tel: (858) 259-0374   Web Site
EIN: 33-0773524

Board Leadership
David Welborn
Board Chairman

CEO
Matthew Clark
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1997, Nature and Culture International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving biologically diverse landscapes in Latin America, in concert with local cultures, for the well-being of the planet. We've successfully implemented a locally-based conservation model, resulting in the legal protection of more than 20 million acres of forests and páramo grasslands in Latin America. Working at the subnational level and in focused, ecologically important landscapes, we have offices located in and around the areas we protect, providing us the opportunity to partner with communities to provide long-term impact.

Established in 1997, Nature and Culture International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving biologically diverse landscapes in Latin America, in concert with local cultures, for the well-being of the planet. We've successfully implemented a locally-based conservation model, resulting in the legal protection of more than 20 million acres of forests and páramo grasslands in Latin America. Working at the subnational level and in focused, ecologically important landscapes, we have offices located in and around the areas we protect, providing us the opportunity to partner with communities to provide long-term impact.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Acres of land that gain formal protection status
2,953,330
Total number of acres placed under legal protection.
18,203,300
Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems
400,000
Number of new protected areas declared
18
Number of existing protected areas managed
9
Number of carbon emissions prevented (estimated by CO2 equivalent)
1,800,000
Number of members from priority population attending training
402
Number of sustainable livelihood projects supported
20
This impact information is current as of March 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

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth -9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nature and Culture International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nature and Culture International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nature and Culture International (CA) 87.62 three stars
Rare (VA) 86.48 three stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 88.96 three stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 96.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,362,962
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,362,962
   Program Service Revenue $127,421
Total Primary Revenue $5,490,383
   Other Revenue $77,613
TOTAL REVENUE $5,567,996
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,980,113
   Administrative Expenses $465,077
   Fundraising Expenses $239,098
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,684,288
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $883,708
   
Net Assets $4,369,045

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
Latin American Conservation Programs $3,709,408 93.2%
Environmental Policy $257,375 6.5%
Scientific Research $13,330 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.62 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.30 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 89.03 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 97.55 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.89 four 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 33-0773524
Name in IRS Master File NATURE AND CULTURE INTERNATIONAL
NTEE Code C20
NTEE Classification Pollution Abatement and Control Services
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 June, 1998
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
$97,500 2.08% Matthew Clark President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nature and Culture International (CA) 87.62 three stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 88.96 three stars
Rare (VA) 86.48 three stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 96.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nature and Culture International
1400 Maiden Lane
Del Mar, CA 92014
tel: (858) 259-0374
fax: (858) 259-1815
EIN: 33-0773524

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Board Leadership

David Welborn
Board Chairman

CEO

Matthew Clark
President and CEO

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