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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Connecting generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife

86.52

211 South Paterson Street Suite 100
Madison, WI 53703
tel: (866) 734-1485   Web Site
EIN: 39-1572034

Board Leadership
Mark LaBarbera
Chair

CEO
David Clutter
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.52
  Financial 80.95
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin connects generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving. We believe that nature has inherent value and that people have the ability to make a difference. We are the bridge connecting people who want to help with meaningful opportunities to make a lasting impact on Wisconsin's lands, waters, wildlife, and future stewards.

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin connects generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving. We believe that nature has inherent value and that people have the ability to make a difference. We are the bridge connecting people who want to help with meaningful opportunities to make a lasting impact on Wisconsin's lands, waters, wildlife, and future stewards.

Financial

80.95

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 86.52
The Adirondack Council (NY) 94.94
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.34
Manomet (MA) 85.65
Natural Resources Defense Council (NY) 96.11

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,914,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $220,970
Total Contributions $2,135,138
   Program Service Revenue $173,671
Total Primary Revenue $2,308,809
   Other Revenue $341,049
TOTAL REVENUE $2,649,858
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,194,173
   Administrative Expenses $300,126
   Fundraising Expenses $167,126
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,661,425
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $988,433
   
Net Assets $9,314,990

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
Funding for Rare and Endangered Species $534,589 44.8%
Education Program $389,033 32.6%
Support Management of Natural Areas $237,746 19.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2021 86.52
2019-12 07/01/2021 85.39
2018-12 10/01/2020 87.16

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1572034
Name in IRS Master File NATURAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION OF WISCONSIN INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 February, 1987
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$28,333 1.70% David Clutter Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$57,717 3.47% Ruth Oppedahl Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (WI) 86.52
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.34
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 94.78
Izaak Walton League of America (MD) 89.43
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 91.09

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Charity Contact Info

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
211 South Paterson Street
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53703
tel: (866) 734-1485
EIN: 39-1572034

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Board Leadership

Mark LaBarbera
Chair

CEO

David Clutter
Executive Director

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