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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Huron River Watershed Council

Protecting the River since 1965

four stars

93.45

1100 North Main Street Suite 210
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
tel: (734) 769-5123   Web Site
EIN: 38-1806452

Board Leadership
Dick Norton
Chair

CEO
Rebecca Esselman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.45 four stars
  Financial 90.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1965, the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is southeast Michigan's oldest environmental organization dedicated to river protection. The Huron River Watershed Council protects and restores the river for healthy and vibrant communities. HRWC is a nonprofit coalition of Huron Valley residents, businesses, and local governments. The Council bridges political boundaries by building partnerships between and among communities, community leaders, residents, and commercial enterprises. Serving those constituencies, HRWC monitors the Huron River, its tributaries, lakes, and groundwater, and directs multiple programs addressing pollution prevention and abatement, wetland and floodplain protection, citizen education, and natural resource and land-use planning.

Founded in 1965, the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is southeast Michigan's oldest environmental organization dedicated to river protection. The Huron River Watershed Council protects and restores the river for healthy and vibrant communities. HRWC is a nonprofit coalition of Huron Valley residents, businesses, and local governments. The Council bridges political boundaries by building partnerships between and among communities, community leaders, residents, and commercial enterprises. Serving those constituencies, HRWC monitors the Huron River, its tributaries, lakes, and groundwater, and directs multiple programs addressing pollution prevention and abatement, wetland and floodplain protection, citizen education, and natural resource and land-use planning.

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Financial

four stars

90.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Huron River Watershed Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Huron River Watershed Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 93.45 four stars
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 89.35 three stars
American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
Development Director (MN) 92.92 four stars
Wolf River Conservancy (TN) 86.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $991,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $132,575
   Fundraising Events $81,411
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $491,938
Total Contributions $1,696,979
   Program Service Revenue $4,182
Total Primary Revenue $1,701,161
   Other Revenue $-11,908
TOTAL REVENUE $1,689,253
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,416,085
   Administrative Expenses $125,417
   Fundraising Expenses $130,528
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,672,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,223
   
Net Assets $1,195,413

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
Outreach and Volunteer Program $653,553 46.2%
Watershed Restoration Efforts $532,909 37.6%
Watershed Monitoring $229,623 16.2%

Ratings History
Huron River Watershed Council has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 06/01/2019 93.45 four stars
2017-03 09/01/2018 94.06 four stars
2017-03 07/01/2018 92.27 four stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 94.27 four stars
2015-03 02/01/2017 87.03 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 38-1806452
Name in IRS Master File HURON RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (351) Combating or preventing pollution (air, water, etc)
(181) Scientific research for government
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 February, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,229 6.59% Laura Rubin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 93.45 four stars
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 91.98 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 95.05 four stars
Development Director (MN) 92.92 four stars
American Rivers (DC) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Huron River Watershed Council
1100 North Main Street
Suite 210
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
tel: (734) 769-5123
fax: (734) 998-0163
EIN: 38-1806452

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Board Leadership

Dick Norton
Chair

CEO

Rebecca Esselman
Executive Director

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