Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Blue Ridge Conservancy

Saving the places you love

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Margaret Newbold
Chairperson

CEO
Charlie Brady
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1997, Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) has permanently protected over 21,000 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 is also working to construct the Middle Fork Greenway, which will connect the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock via a 6.5-mile paved path for walking, jogging and cycling. BRC's mission is to partner with landowners and local communities to permanently protect natural resources with agricultural, cultural, recreational, ecological and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.

Since its founding in 1997, Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) has permanently protected over 21,000 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 is also working to construct the Middle Fork Greenway, which will connect the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock via a 6.5-mile paved path for walking, jogging and cycling. BRC's mission is to partner with landowners and local communities to permanently protect natural resources with agricultural, cultural, recreational, ecological and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
95.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth 135.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,213,520
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,696,126
Total Contributions $3,909,646
   Program Service Revenue $21,910
Total Primary Revenue $3,931,556
   Other Revenue $4,495
TOTAL REVENUE $3,936,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,224,131
   Administrative Expenses $153,244
   Fundraising Expenses $139,553
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,516,928
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,580,877
   
Net Assets $11,847,141

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$12,972 0.23% Charlie Brady Executive Director

Mission

Since its founding in 1997, Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) has permanently protected over 21,000 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 is also working to construct the Middle Fork Greenway, which will connect the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock via a 6.5-mile paved path for walking, jogging and cycling. BRC's mission is to partner with landowners and local communities to permanently protect natural resources with agricultural, cultural, recreational, ecological and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Conservancy (NC) 100.00 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 90.57 four stars
Montana Wilderness Association (MT) 94.01 four stars
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 88.24 three stars
Earth Island Institute (CA) 92.08 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:
PO Box 568
Boone, NC 28607

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Board Leadership

Margaret Newbold
Chairperson

CEO

Charlie Brady
Executive Director