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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

American Rivers

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four stars

91.28

1101 Fourteenth Street, NW Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (877) 347-7550   Web Site
EIN: 23-7305963

Board Leadership
Kimberly Milligan
Chair

CEO
William Robert (Bob) Irvin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.28 four stars
  Financial 88.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America's Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. Through our river conservation work we are ensuring clean drinking water supplies, revitalizing fish and wildlife, improving recreation, and leaving a legacy of healthy rivers for future generations.

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America's Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. Through our river conservation work we are ensuring clean drinking water supplies, revitalizing fish and wildlife, improving recreation, and leaving a legacy of healthy rivers for future generations.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total pounds of debris collected
1,870,000
Number of acres of land protected
302
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 29.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Rivers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Rivers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Rivers (DC) 91.28 four stars
River Network (CO) 94.78 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 95.05 four stars
Stroud Water Research Center (PA) 91.98 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 89.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,200,699
   Federated Campaigns $35,133
   Membership Dues $1,081,254
   Fundraising Events $16,633
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,006,772
Total Contributions $22,340,491
   Program Service Revenue $433,091
Total Primary Revenue $22,773,582
   Other Revenue $346,451
TOTAL REVENUE $23,120,033
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,014,067
   Administrative Expenses $1,815,171
   Fundraising Expenses $2,509,559
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,338,797
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,218,764
   
Net Assets $14,127,404

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
River Restoration $14,735,950 66.9%
Federal River Management $3,989,286 18.1%
Clean Water Supply $2,464,313 11.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.28 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 86.37 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 85.72 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.18 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.39 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 89.98 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 88.70 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 90.60 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.74 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 87.25 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 89.58 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 86.24 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 86.37 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 90.60 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 81.06 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 82.11 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 88.67 three stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 85.31 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 85.11 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 87.51 three 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 23-7305963
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN RIVERS INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (353) Soil or water conservation
(480) Propose, support, or oppose legislation
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$229,982 0.87% W.M. Robert Irvin President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Rivers (DC) 91.28 four stars
Development Director (MN) 92.92 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 89.20 three stars
Friends of the Mississippi River (MN) 86.93 three stars
American Whitewater (NC) 97.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Rivers
1101 Fourteenth Street, NW
Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (877) 347-7550
fax: (202) 347-9240
EIN: 23-7305963

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Board Leadership

Kimberly Milligan
Chair

CEO

William Robert (Bob) Irvin
President

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