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Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

Education and Conservation

three stars

88.77

4214 56th Street Holland, MI 49423
tel: (616) 393-9453   Web Site
EIN: 38-2461102

Board Leadership
Nick Reister
President

CEO
Travis Williams
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.77 three stars
  Financial 94.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is an education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world. We provide services in West Michigan and other communities as part of our Outdoor Discovery Network. Since 2000, the organization has served more than 200,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife.

The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is an education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world. We provide services in West Michigan and other communities as part of our Outdoor Discovery Network. Since 2000, the organization has served more than 200,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife.

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Financial

four stars

94.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 88.77 three stars
Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center (MN) 89.57 three stars
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (CO) 92.33 four stars
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NJ) 99.71 four stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,202,710
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $154,945
Total Contributions $1,357,655
   Program Service Revenue $636,423
Total Primary Revenue $1,994,078
   Other Revenue $398,272
TOTAL REVENUE $2,392,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,505,806
   Administrative Expenses $280,425
   Fundraising Expenses $206,220
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,992,451
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-600,101
   
Net Assets $7,873,211

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 88.77 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.23 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 89.24 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 38-2461102
Name in IRS Master File ODC NETWORK
NTEE Code D30
NTEE Classification Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1983
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
$169,616 5.66% Travis Williams Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 88.77 three stars
Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA) 86.74 three stars
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (OH) 87.76 three stars
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 93.98 four stars
The Park People (CO) 86.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway
4214 56th Street
Holland, MI 49423
tel: (616) 393-9453
EIN: 38-2461102

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Board Leadership

Nick Reister
President

CEO

Travis Williams
Executive Director

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