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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Touch the Past, Change the Future

three stars

84.34

23390 Road K Cortez, CO 81321
tel: (800) 422-8975   Web Site
EIN: 84-0631786

Board Leadership
Ricky R. Lightfoot
Chair

CEO
Liz Perry
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.34 three stars
  Financial 80.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people (also called the Anasazi) of the American Southwest. We conduct long-term archaeological research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest, with a focus on the Mesa Verde region in southwestern Colorado. We also teach the public about archaeology, history, and culture through a variety of hands-on experiences.

Founded in 1983, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people (also called the Anasazi) of the American Southwest. We conduct long-term archaeological research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest, with a focus on the Mesa Verde region in southwestern Colorado. We also teach the public about archaeology, history, and culture through a variety of hands-on experiences.

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Financial

three stars

80.79

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,618,963
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $162,216
Total Contributions $1,781,179
   Program Service Revenue $1,222,528
Total Primary Revenue $3,003,707
   Other Revenue $666,875
TOTAL REVENUE $3,670,582
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,777,419
   Administrative Expenses $592,838
   Fundraising Expenses $548,631
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,918,888
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,248,306
   
Net Assets $24,925,118

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,662 2.79% Elizabeth Perry President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$3,040 0.06% Ricky Lightfoot Member

Mission

Founded in 1983, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people (also called the Anasazi) of the American Southwest. We conduct long-term archaeological research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest, with a focus on the Mesa Verde region in southwestern Colorado. We also teach the public about archaeology, history, and culture through a variety of hands-on experiences.

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Charity Contact Info

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321
tel: (800) 422-8975
fax: (970) 565-4859
EIN: 84-0631786

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Board Leadership

Ricky R. Lightfoot
Chair

CEO

Liz Perry
President & CEO