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 July 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$229,982 0.87% W.M. Robert Irvin President

Mission

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.

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American Rivers (DC) 91.28 four stars
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American Whitewater (NC) 92.22 four stars
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PA) 87.64 three stars
Friends of the Mississippi River (MN) 88.00 three 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