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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Truckee River Watershed Council

We bring the community "Together for the Truckee" to protect, enhance and restore the Truckee River watershed.

three stars

82.10

10418 Donner Pass Road Suite B
Truckee, CA 96161
tel: (530) 550-8760   Web Site
EIN: 91-1818748

Board Leadership
Michael Park
Chair of the Board

CEO
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.10 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We work for the watershed. It's our nature.
Our work is multifaceted. Part science: assessing and monitoring the biology, geology, and hydrology of each project. Part management: pulling together agencies, consultants and contractors needed to get the job done. And part funding: finding the grants, foundations and donors needed to finance these ambitious multi-year efforts. Finally, it's getting the word out: educating locals, visitors and downstream water-users about our stressed and endangered eco-system. By managing large-scale restoration projects, influencing emerging policies to mitigate risk, and engaging people from all age, interest and economic backgrounds, we work to make the watershed more resilient, sustainable and alive.

We work for the watershed. It's our nature.
Our work is multifaceted. Part science: assessing and monitoring the biology, geology, and hydrology of each project. Part management: pulling together agencies, consultants and contractors needed to get the job done. And part funding: finding the grants, foundations and donors needed to finance these ambitious multi-year efforts. Finally, it's getting the word out: educating locals, visitors and downstream water-users about our stressed and endangered eco-system. By managing large-scale restoration projects, influencing emerging policies to mitigate risk, and engaging people from all age, interest and economic backgrounds, we work to make the watershed more resilient, sustainable and alive.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of volunteers
400
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Truckee River Watershed Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Truckee River Watershed Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Truckee River Watershed Council (CA) 82.10 three stars
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 91.16 four stars
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 91.86 four stars
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust (CA) 91.79 four stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 96.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,588,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,171,182
Total Contributions $2,760,035
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,760,035
   Other Revenue $11,958
TOTAL REVENUE $2,771,993
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,330,813
   Administrative Expenses $200,584
   Fundraising Expenses $200,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,731,450
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $40,543
   
Net Assets $721,859

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
Restoration $2,018,060 86.6%
Watershed Issues Forum, Education, & Outreach $160,878 6.9%
Water Quality and Habitat Monitoring $93,650 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.10 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.91 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 76.89 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 77.31 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.23 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 74.13 two 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 91-1818748
Name in IRS Master File TRUCKEE RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,904 4.38% Lisa Wallace Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Truckee River Watershed Council (CA) 82.10 three stars
Great River Greening (MN) 93.55 four stars
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 91.86 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 86.94 three stars
Friends of the Mississippi River (MN) 86.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Truckee River Watershed Council
10418 Donner Pass Road
Suite B
Truckee, CA 96161
tel: (530) 550-8760
EIN: 91-1818748

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162

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Board Leadership

Michael Park
Chair of the Board

CEO

Lisa Wallace
Executive Director

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