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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Cultural Landscape Foundation

Connecting people to places

three stars

85.70

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 85.70 three stars
  Financial 93.09 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

93.09

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.85
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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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Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
Communities for a Better Environment (CA) 85.18 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,960,128
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,000
Total Contributions $2,989,128
   Program Service Revenue $312,040
Total Primary Revenue $3,301,168
   Other Revenue $81,001
TOTAL REVENUE $3,382,169
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $895,096
   Administrative Expenses $233,199
   Fundraising Expenses $120,350
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,248,645
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,133,524
   
Net Assets $5,094,686

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
Landslide Program $425,959 47.6%
"What's Out There" Database $316,669 35.4%
Conferences $152,468 17.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 85.70 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.63 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,640 15.74% Charles Birnbaum President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cultural Landscape Foundation (DC) 85.70 three stars
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Greenpeace Fund (DC) 92.38 four stars
Environmental Grantmakers Association (NY) 91.44 four stars
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 85.81 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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