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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Dogwood Alliance

Our forests. Our strength.

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three stars

89.08

P.O. Box 7645 Asheville, NC 28802
tel: (828) 251-2525   Web Site
EIN: 56-2139120

Board Leadership
Neil Yelverton
Chair

CEO
Danna Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.08 three stars
  Financial 84.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 20 years, Dogwood Alliance has worked with diverse communities, partner organizations and decision-makers to protect Southern forests across 14 states. We do this through community and grassroots organizing, holding corporations and governments accountable and working to conserve millions of acres of Southern forests.

For over 20 years, Dogwood Alliance has worked with diverse communities, partner organizations and decision-makers to protect Southern forests across 14 states. We do this through community and grassroots organizing, holding corporations and governments accountable and working to conserve millions of acres of Southern forests.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing
137
Number of national media pieces on the topic
75
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 13.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dogwood Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dogwood Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 89.08 three stars
The Climate Reality Project (DC) 87.61 three stars
International Conservation Caucus Foundation (DC) 86.84 three stars
Conservation Law Foundation (MA) 91.21 four stars
Environmental Advocates of New York (NY) 99.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,993,775
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $231
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,994,006
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,994,006
   Other Revenue $21,875
TOTAL REVENUE $2,015,881
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,212,375
   Administrative Expenses $279,489
   Fundraising Expenses $256,518
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,748,382
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $267,499
   
Net Assets $2,696,396

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
Forests and Climate $484,579 40.0%
Our Forests Aren't Fuel $476,801 39.3%
Wetland Forest Initiative $250,995 20.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 89.08 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 88.31 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.11 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 56-2139120
Name in IRS Master File DOGWOOD ALLIANCE INC
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 July, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,964 4.74% Danna Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dogwood Alliance (NC) 89.08 three stars
Resources for the Future (DC) 89.69 three stars
Washington Environmental Council (WA) 94.31 four stars
Clean Wisconsin (WI) 89.72 three stars
Environmental Investigation Agency (DC) 93.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dogwood Alliance
P.O. Box 7645
Asheville, NC 28802
tel: (828) 251-2525
fax: (828) 615-1250
EIN: 56-2139120

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Board Leadership

Neil Yelverton
Chair

CEO

Danna Smith
Executive Director

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