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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation International

People need nature to thrive.

four stars

96.90

2011 Crystal Drive Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (800) 429-5660   Web Site
EIN: 52-1497470

Board Leadership
Peter Seligmann
Chair

CEO
M. Sanjayan
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.90 four stars
  Financial 95.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Conservation International (CI) applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents to help people find economic alternatives without harming their natural environments. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Conservation International is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development - one that considers and values nature at every turn.

Conservation International (CI) applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents to help people find economic alternatives without harming their natural environments. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Conservation International is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development - one that considers and values nature at every turn.

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Financial

four stars

95.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Conservation International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation International (VA) 96.90 four stars
Seacology (CA) 97.98 four stars
Nature and Culture International (CA) 89.03 three stars
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (MT) 95.76 four stars
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (WV) 94.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $93,890,016
   Federated Campaigns $17,673
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $418,035
   Related Organizations $136,162
   Government Grants $27,666,786
Total Contributions $122,128,672
   Program Service Revenue $5,105,514
Total Primary Revenue $127,234,186
   Other Revenue $17,779,654
TOTAL REVENUE $145,013,840
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $128,311,636
   Administrative Expenses $15,209,590
   Fundraising Expenses $11,465,529
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $154,986,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,972,915
   
Net Assets $311,018,748

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
Country & Regional Conservation Programs $58,086,863 45.3%
Grantmaking Division $35,990,612 28.0%
Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science $8,642,597 6.7%

Ratings History
Conservation International has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.90 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.88 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.64 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.81 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.90 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.28 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.78 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 87.39 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 92.32 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.55 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 92.61 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 94.20 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 96.58 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 98.48 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 97.85 four stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 88.54 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 88.55 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 98.37 four stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 98.27 four 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 52-1497470
Name in IRS Master File CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1987
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
$417,019 0.26% Sanjayan Muttulingam Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$577,884 0.37% Peter Seligmann Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation International (VA) 96.90 four stars
The Wild Center (NY) 90.89 four stars
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 87.81 three stars
Bald Head Island Conservancy (NC) 86.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (800) 429-5660
fax: (703) 892-1862
EIN: 52-1497470

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Board Leadership

Peter Seligmann
Chair

CEO

M. Sanjayan
Chief Executive Officer

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