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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
This impact information is current as of March 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

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,001 1.54% 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) 86.37 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