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American Rivers

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three stars

86.37

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 86.37 three stars
  Financial 80.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 2017
Total pounds of debris collected
2,587,000
Number of volunteers
68,853
Number of conservation actions at site(s)
2,350
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

80.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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) 86.37 three stars
Great River Greening (MN) 94.69 four stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 94.06 four stars
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 90.95 four stars
Riverkeeper (NY) 93.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,201,685
   Federated Campaigns $36,738
   Membership Dues $995,120
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,684,309
Total Contributions $20,917,852
   Program Service Revenue $362,431
Total Primary Revenue $21,280,283
   Other Revenue $585,459
TOTAL REVENUE $21,865,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,473,139
   Administrative Expenses $1,574,813
   Fundraising Expenses $2,417,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,465,768
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,399,974
   
Net Assets $17,343,372

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
Federal River Management $3,800,663 36.3%
River Restoration $3,132,525 29.9%
Clean Water Supply $2,490,040 23.8%
River Protection $1,049,911 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,001 1.54% W.M. Robert Irvin President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Rivers (DC) 86.37 three stars
Blue Water Baltimore (MD) 90.95 four stars
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (GA) 100.00 four stars
River Network (CO) 88.96 three stars
Huron River Watershed Council (MI) 94.06 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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