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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Nature and Culture International

Preserving biologically diverse ecosystems in concert with local people in Latin America.

three stars

89.03

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

Board Leadership
David Welborn
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Matthew Clark
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.03 three stars
  Financial 84.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1996, Nature and Culture International (NCI) has been working to protect some of the planet's most important and endangered ecosystems. We believe that the most effective way to do so is through bottom-up conservation with local communities, indigenous groups and governments. Through 17 offices in Latin America staffed by dedicated conservationists, we have helped protect nearly 14 million acres to date. Now, our goal is to save 20 million acres by 2020. By giving to NCI, you can help prevent irreparable damage to our environment, the extinction of exceptional species, and the disappearance of ancient cultures.

Since 1996, Nature and Culture International (NCI) has been working to protect some of the planet's most important and endangered ecosystems. We believe that the most effective way to do so is through bottom-up conservation with local communities, indigenous groups and governments. Through 17 offices in Latin America staffed by dedicated conservationists, we have helped protect nearly 14 million acres to date. Now, our goal is to save 20 million acres by 2020. By giving to NCI, you can help prevent irreparable damage to our environment, the extinction of exceptional species, and the disappearance of ancient cultures.

Financial

three stars

84.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nature and Culture International (CA) 89.03 three stars
Conservation International (VA) 95.88 four stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 92.74 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 94.19 four stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 89.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,901,708
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,901,708
   Program Service Revenue $143,222
Total Primary Revenue $5,044,930
   Other Revenue $442
TOTAL REVENUE $5,045,372
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,754,695
   Administrative Expenses $403,778
   Fundraising Expenses $439,671
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,598,144
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-552,772
   
Net Assets $3,485,337

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 $4,521,868 95.1%
Scientific Research $103,870 2.2%
Environmental Policy $94,495 2.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,260 2.50% Byron Swift President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nature and Culture International (CA) 89.03 three stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 94.19 four stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 89.63 three stars
Conservation Northwest (WA) 87.29 three stars
The Wild Center (NY) 86.69 three 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
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Matthew Clark
President and CEO

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