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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Blue Ridge Conservancy

Saving the places you love

three stars

86.56

166 Furman Road Suite C
Boone, NC 28607
tel: (828) 264-2511   Web Site
EIN: 58-2502695

Board Leadership
Zika Rea
Chairperson

CEO
Charlie Brady
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1997, Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) has protected over 20,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties in North Carolina. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC's efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. BRC continues to help Elk Knob State Park and Grandfather Mountain State Park expand their borders and led the way in establishing a 2,900-acre State Game Land preserve on Pond Mountain in Ashe County. BRC's mission is to work with willing landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational, and scenic value in Northwest North Carolina.

Since its founding in 1997, Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) has protected over 20,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties in North Carolina. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC's efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. BRC continues to help Elk Knob State Park and Grandfather Mountain State Park expand their borders and led the way in establishing a 2,900-acre State Game Land preserve on Pond Mountain in Ashe County. BRC's mission is to work with willing landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational, and scenic value in Northwest North Carolina.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
95.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 111.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 86.56 three stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 100.00 four stars
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 90.64 four stars
Galapagos Conservancy (VA) 91.49 four stars
Minnesota Environmental Fund (MN) 86.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,301,353
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $16,596
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $389,655
Total Contributions $5,707,604
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,707,604
   Other Revenue $3,411
TOTAL REVENUE $5,711,015
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,543,749
   Administrative Expenses $99,056
   Fundraising Expenses $134,500
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,777,305
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,066,290
   
Net Assets $5,055,711

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 $6,543,749 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.56 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.73 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 58-2502695
Name in IRS Master File BLUE RIDGE CONSERVANCY
NTEE Code C34
NTEE Classification Land Resources Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 January, 2000
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,154 1.07% Walter Clark Executive Director

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Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 86.56 three stars
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Environmental Initiative (MN) 94.01 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Blue Ridge Conservancy
166 Furman Road
Suite C
Boone, NC 28607
tel: (828) 264-2511
EIN: 58-2502695

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 568
Boone, NC 28607

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Board Leadership

Zika Rea
Chairperson

CEO

Charlie Brady
Executive Director

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