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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Tread Lightly!

On land and water

two stars

77.32

500 North Marketplace Drive Suite #240
Centerville, UT 84014
tel: (800) 966-9900   Web Site
EIN: 87-0481456

Board Leadership
Harold Phillips
Chair

CEO
Matt Caldwell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.32 two stars
  Financial 88.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Tread Lightly! and its partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals' sense of good stewardship. Tread Lightly!'s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of fish and wildlife. The scope of our work includes both land and water, and is representative of nearly every form of outdoor recreation including, but not limited to hunting, recreational shooting, fishing and boating. We also have a niche in promoting safe and responsible use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the outdoors. We offer a myriad of programs, trainings and educational material to help educate recreationists across the nation on the importance of treading lightly.

Tread Lightly! and its partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals' sense of good stewardship. Tread Lightly!'s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of fish and wildlife. The scope of our work includes both land and water, and is representative of nearly every form of outdoor recreation including, but not limited to hunting, recreational shooting, fishing and boating. We also have a niche in promoting safe and responsible use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the outdoors. We offer a myriad of programs, trainings and educational material to help educate recreationists across the nation on the importance of treading lightly.

Financial

three stars

88.69

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tread Lightly! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tread Lightly! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tread Lightly! (UT) 77.32 two stars
Access Fund (CO) 88.76 three stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63 four stars
Pacific Crest Trail Association (CA) 85.87 three stars
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 92.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $296,250
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $438,899
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $756,322
Total Contributions $1,491,471
   Program Service Revenue $2,450
Total Primary Revenue $1,493,921
   Other Revenue $7,923
TOTAL REVENUE $1,501,844
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,323,034
   Administrative Expenses $116,213
   Fundraising Expenses $35,912
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,475,159
   
Payments to Affiliates $90,742
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,685
   
Net Assets $586,789

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 77.32 two stars
2018-09 10/01/2019 80.86 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 68.26 one star
2016-09 02/01/2018 67.82 one star
2015-09 08/01/2017 80.18 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 87-0481456
Name in IRS Master File TREAD LIGHTLY INC
NTEE Code N01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 October, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tread Lightly! (UT) 77.32 two stars
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07 four stars
PATH Foundation (GA) 91.16 four stars
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63 four stars
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (WA) 93.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tread Lightly!
500 North Marketplace Drive
Suite #240
Centerville, UT 84014
tel: (800) 966-9900
fax: (801) 990-9807
EIN: 87-0481456

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Board Leadership

Harold Phillips
Chair

CEO

Matt Caldwell
Executive Director

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