Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Island Conservation

Preventing Extinctions

82.60

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 82.60
  Financial 75.40
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

75.40

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Conservation (CA) 82.60
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.28
Seacology (CA) 90.11
Conservation International (VA) 91.17
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 98.18

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,457,248
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,457,248
   Program Service Revenue $1,183,953
Total Primary Revenue $6,641,201
   Other Revenue $33,106
TOTAL REVENUE $6,674,307
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,970,724
   Administrative Expenses $1,190,093
   Fundraising Expenses $800,541
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,961,358
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-287,051
   
Net Assets $3,758,207

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 $4,555,326 91.6%
Monitor, Measure, and Map Target Species and Habitats $415,398 8.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 82.60
2018-12 06/01/2020 89.18
2017-12 12/20/2019 90.52
2017-12 09/03/2019 90.11

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
$204,924 2.94% Karen Poiani CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Conservation (CA) 82.60
Conservation International (VA) 91.17
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.75
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO) 96.28
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 91.33

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Angus Parker
Chair

CEO

Karen Poiani
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.