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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

The Conservation Alliance

Outdoor business giving back to the outdoors

three stars

87.20

925 Northwest Wall Street Suite 202
Bend, OR 97701
tel: (541) 389-2424   Web Site
EIN: 94-3100867

Board Leadership
Linda Balfour
Chair

CEO
John Sterling
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.20 three stars
  Financial 98.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, The Conservation Alliance's mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. We direct our funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate.

Founded in 1989, The Conservation Alliance's mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. We direct our funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate.

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Financial

four stars

98.12

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Conservation Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Conservation Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 87.20 three stars
Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 85.38 three stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 95.38 four stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 93.62 four stars
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 90.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $195,255
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,645,202
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $400,242
Total Contributions $2,240,699
   Program Service Revenue $238,751
Total Primary Revenue $2,479,450
   Other Revenue $554,599
TOTAL REVENUE $3,034,049
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,098,129
   Administrative Expenses $121,264
   Fundraising Expenses $64,227
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,283,620
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $750,429
   
Net Assets $6,267,623

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
Environmental Organization Support $2,098,129 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 87.20 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 85.92 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2016 87.14 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 86.71 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 84.14 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 94-3100867
Name in IRS Master File THE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE
NTEE Code T50
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Charity, Voluntarism Promotion, General
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(354) Preservation of scenic beauty
(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 October, 2002
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
$131,390 5.75% John Sterling Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 87.20 three stars
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 92.07 four stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 91.45 four stars
Grand Canyon Trust (AZ) 95.38 four stars
Island Press (DC) 89.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Conservation Alliance
925 Northwest Wall Street
Suite 202
Bend, OR 97701
tel: (541) 389-2424
EIN: 94-3100867

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1275
Bend, OR 97709

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Board Leadership

Linda Balfour
Chair

CEO

John Sterling
Executive Director

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