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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

California Waterfowl Association

Conserving California's waterfowl, wetlands, and outdoor heritage

four stars

100.00

1346 Blue Oaks Blvd Roseville, CA 95678
tel: (916) 648-1406   Web Site
EIN: 94-1149574

Board Leadership
L. Ryan Broddrick
Board Chair

CEO
John D. Carlson, Jr.
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 25.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Waterfowl Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Waterfowl Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 100.00 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.98 three stars
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation (OH) 89.90 three stars
Delta Waterfowl Foundation (ND) 88.11 three stars
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.28 four stars

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California Waterfowl is an award-winning 501(C)(3) nonprofit, conservation organization with a mission to conserve the state's waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting heritage. In the last 20+ years, we have completed more than 1,240 individual projects to protect, restore, and enhance more than 454,000 acres, providing habitat for millions of birds and animals. Our Wood Duck Program has hatched more than 686,000 ducklings, while our Banding Program has marked nearly 242,000 waterfowl. Our Youth and Education Programs have reached more than 300,000 children, young adults, and families to help to create a better understanding of biology, conservation, and outdoor heritage. All efforts are supported largely by donations and the work of over 1,500 dedicated and tireless volunteers.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,737,464
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $254,309
   Fundraising Events $2,608,363
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,387,756
Total Contributions $17,987,892
   Program Service Revenue $1,623,937
Total Primary Revenue $19,611,829
   Other Revenue $-500,079
TOTAL REVENUE $19,111,750
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,170,214
   Administrative Expenses $406,916
   Fundraising Expenses $1,196,791
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,773,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,337,829
   
Net Assets $22,503,950

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
Waterfowl & Wetlands $7,717,804 54.5%
Youth and Education $5,622,806 39.7%
Policy $507,001 3.6%

Ratings History
California Waterfowl Association has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 10/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 94.48 four stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 87.68 three stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 79.04 two stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 77.83 two stars
2011-03 06/01/2012 79.23 two stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 86.17 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 79.58 two stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 88.67 three stars
2008-03 09/01/2009 86.14 three stars
2007-03 08/01/2008 86.65 three stars
2006-03 04/01/2007 80.07 three stars
2005-03 09/01/2006 74.58 two stars
2004-03 05/01/2005 84.51 three stars
2003-03 07/01/2004 72.27 two stars
2002-03 09/01/2003 93.89 four stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 88.40 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 94-1149574
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code C32
NTEE Classification Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012
  • March, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,042 1.36% John D. Carlson Jr. President

California Waterfowl is an award-winning 501(C)(3) nonprofit, conservation organization with a mission to conserve the state's waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting heritage. In the last 20+ years, we have completed more than 1,240 individual projects to protect, restore, and enhance more than 454,000 acres, providing habitat for millions of birds and animals. Our Wood Duck Program has hatched more than 686,000 ducklings, while our Banding Program has marked nearly 242,000 waterfowl. Our Youth and Education Programs have reached more than 300,000 children, young adults, and families to help to create a better understanding of biology, conservation, and outdoor heritage. All efforts are supported largely by donations and the work of over 1,500 dedicated and tireless volunteers.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 100.00 four stars
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 90.48 four stars
Ruffed Grouse Society (PA) 91.40 four stars
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 94.28 four stars
Safari Club International Foundation (AZ) 94.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Waterfowl Association
1346 Blue Oaks Blvd
Roseville, CA 95678
tel: (916) 648-1406
fax: (916) 648-1665
EIN: 94-1149574

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Board Leadership

L. Ryan Broddrick
Board Chair

CEO

John D. Carlson, Jr.
President

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