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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Island Conservation

Preventing Extinctions

four stars

90.11

2100 Delaware Avenue Suite 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 359-4787   Web Site
EIN: 91-1839907

Board Leadership
Angus Parker
Chair

CEO
Karen Poiani
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.11 four stars
  Financial 86.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Island Conservation's mission is to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. We work together with local communities, government management agencies, and conservation organizations on islands with the greatest potential for preventing the extinction of globally threatened species. We develop comprehensive and humane plans for the removal of invasive species, implement the removal of invasive species; and conduct research to better understand how invasive species removal changes and benefits island ecosystems and to inform future conservation action.

Island Conservation's mission is to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. We work together with local communities, government management agencies, and conservation organizations on islands with the greatest potential for preventing the extinction of globally threatened species. We develop comprehensive and humane plans for the removal of invasive species, implement the removal of invasive species; and conduct research to better understand how invasive species removal changes and benefits island ecosystems and to inform future conservation action.

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Financial

three stars

86.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Island Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Island Conservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Conservation (CA) 90.11 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 94.19 four stars
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 89.63 three stars
Fontenelle Forest (NE) 88.39 three stars
The Wild Center (NY) 90.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,236,820
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,236,820
   Program Service Revenue $1,834,101
Total Primary Revenue $5,070,921
   Other Revenue $-4,118
TOTAL REVENUE $5,066,803
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,963,935
   Administrative Expenses $1,078,099
   Fundraising Expenses $638,096
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,680,130
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,613,327
   
Net Assets $4,691,300

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
Conservation Operations $4,729,351 95.3%
Monitor, Measure, and Map Target Species and Habitats $234,584 4.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/03/2019 90.11 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 91-1839907
Name in IRS Master File ISLAND CONSERVATION
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(199) Other scientific research 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 September, 1997
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
$196,206 2.93% Karen Poiani Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Conservation (CA) 90.11 four stars
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 91.86 four stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.76 four stars
The Wild Center (NY) 90.89 four stars
Seacology (CA) 97.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Island Conservation
2100 Delaware Avenue
Suite 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 359-4787
EIN: 91-1839907

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Board Leadership

Angus Parker
Chair

CEO

Karen Poiani
Chief Executive Officer

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