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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Chesapeake Conservancy

Explore. Conserve. Innovate.

97.09

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 97.09
  Financial 99.08
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

99.08

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 18.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
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) 97.09
Coral Restoration Foundation (FL) 95.58
Chesapeake Bay Trust (MD) 94.80
Orange County Coastkeeper (CA) 94.15
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 94.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,963,992
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,275,189
Total Contributions $6,239,181
   Program Service Revenue $210,507
Total Primary Revenue $6,449,688
   Other Revenue $47,600
TOTAL REVENUE $6,497,288
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,349,849
   Administrative Expenses $560,994
   Fundraising Expenses $283,215
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,194,058
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $303,230
   
Net Assets $6,279,556

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 $2,660,985 49.7%
Technology and Innovation for Precision Conservation $1,828,594 34.2%
Gateways Programs and National Historic Trail $508,860 9.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 97.09
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.22
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.93
2016-12 12/01/2018 97.13
2016-12 11/01/2018 91.71

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
$163,891 2.64% Joel E. Dunn President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chesapeake Conservancy (MD) 97.09
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (WA) 89.32
Ocean Conservancy (DC) 94.13
Coral Reef Alliance (CA) 85.22
Tampa Bay Watch (FL) 90.53

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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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