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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Cultural Landscape Foundation

Connecting people to places

three stars

87.42

1711 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 483-0553   Web Site
EIN: 52-2092229

Board Leadership
Mario Nievera & Joan Shafran
Co-Chairs

CEO
Charles Birnbaum
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.42 three stars
  Financial 90.45 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

90.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
69.1%
  Administrative Expenses 22.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Program Expenses Growth 19.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cultural Landscape Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cultural Landscape Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 87.42 three stars
Acadia Center (ME) 94.16 four stars
The Conservation Alliance (OR) 85.92 three stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 95.16 four stars
WildEarth Guardians (NM) 91.41 four stars

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A non-profit established in 1998, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) connects people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. TCLF achieves this mission through the ongoing development of its three core programs: What's Out There, North America's largest and most exhaustive database of cultural landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design, an in-depth multimedia library, inclusive of video oral histories, chronicling the lives of significant landscape architects and educators; and Landslide, an ongoing collection of important landscapes and landscape features that are threatened and at-risk.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,104,056
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,208
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $69,004
Total Contributions $1,231,268
   Program Service Revenue $336,158
Total Primary Revenue $1,567,426
   Other Revenue $-18,749
TOTAL REVENUE $1,548,677
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,017,251
   Administrative Expenses $212,591
   Fundraising Expenses $184,685
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,414,527
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $134,150
   
Net Assets $2,492,287

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
"What's Out There" Database $308,815 30.3%
Landslide Program $286,834 28.2%
Conferences $277,963 27.3%
Oral Histories $143,639 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 09/01/2017 87.42 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 52-2092229
Name in IRS Master File CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(354) Preservation of scenic beauty
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, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,827 12.85% Charles Birnbaum President, CEO

A non-profit established in 1998, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) connects people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. TCLF achieves this mission through the ongoing development of its three core programs: What's Out There, North America's largest and most exhaustive database of cultural landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design, an in-depth multimedia library, inclusive of video oral histories, chronicling the lives of significant landscape architects and educators; and Landslide, an ongoing collection of important landscapes and landscape features that are threatened and at-risk.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 87.42 three stars
Ecotrust (OR) 90.27 four stars
Conservancy of Southwest Florida (FL) 94.03 four stars
Amazon Conservation Team (VA) 90.59 four stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 89.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cultural Landscape Foundation
1711 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 483-0553
fax: (202) 483-0761
EIN: 52-2092229

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Board Leadership

Mario Nievera & Joan Shafran
Co-Chairs

CEO

Charles Birnbaum
President, CEO

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