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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Western Conservation Foundation

Building leaders to protect the West's land, air, and water

three stars

87.14

1675 Larimer Street Suite 420
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (720) 249-4272   Web Site
EIN: 33-1107506

Board Leadership
Chris Killingsworth
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.14 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Western Conservation Foundation is based in Denver, Colorado. We provide grants to non-profits to support their public education activities and efforts to build leaders among a broad spectrum of Westerners who work, live, and play in our great outdoors.

Western Conservation Foundation is based in Denver, Colorado. We provide grants to non-profits to support their public education activities and efforts to build leaders among a broad spectrum of Westerners who work, live, and play in our great outdoors.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 21.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Conservation Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Conservation Foundation (CO) 87.14 three stars
Environmental Working Group (DC) 92.58 four stars
ecoAmerica (DC) 88.77 three stars
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (OR) 98.09 four stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 97.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,827,236
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,827,236
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,827,236
   Other Revenue $20,339
TOTAL REVENUE $19,847,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,003,884
   Administrative Expenses $548,353
   Fundraising Expenses $107,185
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,659,422
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,188,153
   
Net Assets $9,866,602

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
Accountability $12,457,246 95.8%
Special Opportunities $546,638 4.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.14 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.21 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.79 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 83.37 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.35 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 87.08 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 33-1107506
Name in IRS Master File WESTERN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational 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 November, 2005
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$177,177 1.29% Brendon Cechovic Chief Executive Officer $3,003

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Conservation Foundation (CO) 87.14 three stars
Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ) 86.14 three stars
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 92.04 four stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 93.68 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Western Conservation Foundation
1675 Larimer Street
Suite 420
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (720) 249-4272
EIN: 33-1107506

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Board Leadership

Chris Killingsworth
President

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