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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.

87.54

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 87.54
  Financial 82.38
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 22 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 22 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.

Financial

82.38

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth -6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.9%
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) 87.54
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 94.20
Rare (VA) 91.24
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 96.89
Amazon Watch (CA) 97.17

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,176,663
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,176,663
   Program Service Revenue $260,275
Total Primary Revenue $5,436,938
   Other Revenue $46,802
TOTAL REVENUE $5,483,740
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,553,310
   Administrative Expenses $570,426
   Fundraising Expenses $298,584
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,422,320
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,420
   
Net Assets $4,430,465

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 $4,367,584 95.9%
Scientific Research $113,398 2.5%
Environmental Policy $72,328 1.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 87.54
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.62
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.30
2017-12 06/01/2019 89.03
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.91
2015-12 08/01/2017 96.46
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.46
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 97.55
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.89

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,971 2.45% Matthew Clark President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nature and Culture International (CA) 87.54
EcoLogic Development Fund (MA) 86.26
Rare (VA) 91.24
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 96.89
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 94.20

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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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