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Headwaters Economics

Improving community development

three stars

84.34

270 West Kagy Suite G
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 570-8937   Web Site
EIN: 74-3171967

Board Leadership
Carmen McSpadden
President

CEO
Ray Rasker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.34 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Headwaters Economics is an independent, nonprofit research group that works to improve community development and land management decisions in the West. Headwaters Economics works with community leaders, landowners, public land managers, elected officials, and business owners. Our goal is to give these partners credible information they can use to identify and solve problems. Headwaters Economics determines what research topics to pursue and the best way to interpret research findings. Our research also goes through peer review, and is routinely published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Forestry, Solutions Journal, Journal of Rural Studies, Landscape and Urban Planning, Society and Natural Resources, Growth and Change, and Human Ecology Review.

Headwaters Economics is an independent, nonprofit research group that works to improve community development and land management decisions in the West. Headwaters Economics works with community leaders, landowners, public land managers, elected officials, and business owners. Our goal is to give these partners credible information they can use to identify and solve problems. Headwaters Economics determines what research topics to pursue and the best way to interpret research findings. Our research also goes through peer review, and is routinely published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Forestry, Solutions Journal, Journal of Rural Studies, Landscape and Urban Planning, Society and Natural Resources, Growth and Change, and Human Ecology Review.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Headwaters Economics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Headwaters Economics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,003,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,216,243
Total Contributions $2,219,746
   Program Service Revenue $182,335
Total Primary Revenue $2,402,081
   Other Revenue $12,855
TOTAL REVENUE $2,414,936
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,375,016
   Administrative Expenses $57,527
   Fundraising Expenses $31,282
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,463,825
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-48,889
   
Net Assets $1,407,095

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,267 6.30% Ray Rasker Executive Director

Mission

Headwaters Economics is an independent, nonprofit research group that works to improve community development and land management decisions in the West. Headwaters Economics works with community leaders, landowners, public land managers, elected officials, and business owners. Our goal is to give these partners credible information they can use to identify and solve problems. Headwaters Economics determines what research topics to pursue and the best way to interpret research findings. Our research also goes through peer review, and is routinely published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Forestry, Solutions Journal, Journal of Rural Studies, Landscape and Urban Planning, Society and Natural Resources, Growth and Change, and Human Ecology Review.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Headwaters Economics (MT) 84.34 three stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.08 three stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 90.15 four stars
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA) 87.31 three stars
The Committee of Seventy (PA) 87.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Headwaters Economics
270 West Kagy
Suite G
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel: (406) 570-8937
EIN: 74-3171967

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7059
Bozeman, MT 59771

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Board Leadership

Carmen McSpadden
President

CEO

Ray Rasker
Executive Director