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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation Minnesota

Protect the Minnesota you love.

three stars

88.06

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 88.06 three stars
  Financial 83.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

83.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
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) 88.06 three stars
1000 Friends of Oregon (OR) 91.68 four stars
International Conservation Caucus Foundation (DC) 86.84 three stars
Michigan Environmental Council (MI) 91.73 four stars
Southern Environmental Law Center (VA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,239,200
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,239,200
   Program Service Revenue $10,050
Total Primary Revenue $1,249,250
   Other Revenue $1,559
TOTAL REVENUE $1,250,809
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,244,631
   Administrative Expenses $140,060
   Fundraising Expenses $70,829
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,455,520
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-204,711
   
Net Assets $507,489

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 $881,890 70.9%
Public Policy $237,959 19.1%
Public Education $124,782 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 88.06 three stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$97,439 6.69% Paul Austin Executive Director $12,662

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation Minnesota (MN) 88.06 three stars
Wyoming Outdoor Council (WY) 90.39 four stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 91.21 four stars
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (MD) 91.26 four stars
Greenbelt Alliance (CA) 89.69 three 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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