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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Chesapeake Conservancy

Explore. Conserve. Innovate.

four stars

96.22

716 Gidding Avenue Suite 42
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (443) 321-3610   Web Site
EIN: 26-2271377

Board Leadership
Randall W. Larrimore
Chair

CEO
Joel Dunn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.22 four stars
  Financial 95.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chesapeake Conservancy's mission is to conserve and restore the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

We serve as a catalyst for change, advancing strong public and private partnerships, developing and using new technology, and empowering environmental stewardship.

Chesapeake Conservancy's mission is to conserve and restore the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

We serve as a catalyst for change, advancing strong public and private partnerships, developing and using new technology, and empowering environmental stewardship.

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Financial

four stars

95.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chesapeake Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chesapeake Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.22 four stars
Healthy Gulf (LA) 86.11 three stars
Clean Ocean Action (NJ) 99.87 four stars
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (ME) 93.60 four stars
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 88.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,362,291
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,633
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,578,385
Total Contributions $3,947,309
   Program Service Revenue $302,320
Total Primary Revenue $4,249,629
   Other Revenue $80,042
TOTAL REVENUE $4,329,671
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,924,522
   Administrative Expenses $423,512
   Fundraising Expenses $350,836
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,698,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $630,801
   
Net Assets $5,793,147

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
Land Conservation and Open Space Protection $1,275,100 43.6%
Technology and Innovation for Precision Conservation $981,102 33.5%
Restoration Projects $435,965 14.9%

Ratings History
Chesapeake Conservancy has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.22 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.93 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 97.13 four stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 91.71 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 26-2271377
Name in IRS Master File CHESAPEAKE CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
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, 2008
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,000 4.32% Joel Dunn President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 96.22 four stars
Galveston Bay Foundation (TX) 93.50 four stars
WILDCOAST (CA) 96.19 four stars
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (FL) 100.00 four stars
San Diego Coastkeeper (CA) 88.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chesapeake Conservancy
716 Gidding Avenue
Suite 42
Annapolis, MD 21401
tel: (443) 321-3610
EIN: 26-2271377

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Board Leadership

Randall W. Larrimore
Chair

CEO

Joel Dunn
President, CEO

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