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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Glacier National Park Conservancy

The official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park

three stars

89.73

P.O. Box 2749 402 9th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
tel: (406) 892-3250   Web Site
EIN: 56-2579734

Board Leadership
John Donovan
Chair

CEO
Doug Mitchell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.73 three stars
  Financial 86.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Glacier National Park Conservancy assures the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. The Conservancy is the result of a merger between the Glacier National Park Fund and the Glacier Association in 2013 to better serve the park. Together the new organization becomes the only non-profit fundraising partner for Glacier National Park. Funds are raised through philanthropy and our stores continuing the strong legacy of the former organizations.

The Glacier National Park Conservancy assures the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. The Conservancy is the result of a merger between the Glacier National Park Fund and the Glacier Association in 2013 to better serve the park. Together the new organization becomes the only non-profit fundraising partner for Glacier National Park. Funds are raised through philanthropy and our stores continuing the strong legacy of the former organizations.

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Financial

three stars

86.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Glacier National Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Glacier National Park Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 89.73 three stars
Seacology (CA) 96.25 four stars
Island Conservation (CA) 89.18 three stars
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 95.48 four stars
Conservation International (VA) 90.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,346,129
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $428,747
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,774,876
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,774,876
   Other Revenue $2,047,955
TOTAL REVENUE $4,822,831
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,603,375
   Administrative Expenses $459,894
   Fundraising Expenses $582,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,645,499
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $177,332
   
Net Assets $3,548,019

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
Preservation $1,909,789 53.0%
Education Initiatives $864,810 24.0%
Research $828,776 23.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 89.73 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 89.63 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.20 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.55 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 56-2579734
Name in IRS Master File GLACIER NATIONAL PARK CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code N12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable 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 July, 2006
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
$142,980 3.07% Doug Mitchell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 89.73 three stars
Island Conservation (CA) 89.18 three stars
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 90.51 four stars
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 88.14 three stars
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 93.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Glacier National Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 2749
402 9th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
tel: (406) 892-3250
fax: (406) 892-3252
EIN: 56-2579734

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Board Leadership

John Donovan
Chair

CEO

Doug Mitchell
Executive Director

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