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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Minnesota

Protect the Minnesota you love.

four stars

93.98

1101 West River Parkway Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (612) 767-2444   Web Site
EIN: 41-2017329

Board Leadership
Lucy Rogers
President

CEO
Paul Austin
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Conservation Minnesota, we turn your love of Minnesota's Great Outdoors into the laws that protect it. And we provide reliable information to help you make important decisions for your family, community, and future Conservation Minnesota isn't the biggest non-profit organization, but we deliver big results in two different ways. First, we impact decisions that affect large numbers of people, like the ones made by state & local governments. Second, we help thousands of people make personal decisions that, when added together, make a huge difference.

At Conservation Minnesota, we turn your love of Minnesota's Great Outdoors into the laws that protect it. And we provide reliable information to help you make important decisions for your family, community, and future Conservation Minnesota isn't the biggest non-profit organization, but we deliver big results in two different ways. First, we impact decisions that affect large numbers of people, like the ones made by state & local governments. Second, we help thousands of people make personal decisions that, when added together, make a huge difference.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Minnesota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation Minnesota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 93.98 four stars
Western Resource Advocates (CO) 93.04 four stars
Conservation Colorado Education Fund (CO) 95.05 four stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 93.68 four stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 87.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,643,631
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,643,631
   Program Service Revenue $22,138
Total Primary Revenue $1,665,769
   Other Revenue $1,085
TOTAL REVENUE $1,666,854
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,237,925
   Administrative Expenses $124,203
   Fundraising Expenses $58,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,420,181
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $246,673
   
Net Assets $712,200

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
Public Engagement $556,794 45.0%
Public Education $467,650 37.8%
Public Policy $213,481 17.2%

Ratings History
Conservation Minnesota has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.38 four 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 41-2017329
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION MINNESOTA
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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 May, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$97,938 6.89% Paul Austin Executive Director $9,627

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 93.98 four stars
Center for Biological Diversity (AZ) 87.27 three stars
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 88.30 three stars
Environmental Defense Center (CA) 89.64 three stars
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (UT) 93.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation Minnesota
1101 West River Parkway
Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (612) 767-2444
EIN: 41-2017329

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Board Leadership

Lucy Rogers
President

CEO

Paul Austin
Executive Director

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