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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Conservation International

People need nature to thrive.

91.17

2011 Crystal Drive Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (800) 429-5660   Web Site
EIN: 52-1497470

Board Leadership
Peter Seligmann
Chair

CEO
M. Sanjayan
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.17
  Financial 87.52
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

87.52

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.00
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
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) 91.17
Seacology (CA) 90.11
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 91.27
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.75
Conservation Northwest (WA) 85.93

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $96,618,629
   Federated Campaigns $25,915
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $281,891
   Government Grants $40,870,703
Total Contributions $137,797,138
   Program Service Revenue $9,760,931
Total Primary Revenue $147,558,069
   Other Revenue $11,940,012
TOTAL REVENUE $159,498,081
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $127,906,820
   Administrative Expenses $11,493,213
   Fundraising Expenses $10,896,620
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $150,296,653
   
Payments to Affiliates $4,573
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,201,428
   
Net Assets $316,043,479

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
Field Programs $68,566,043 53.6%
Grantmaking Division $31,729,071 24.8%
Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science $7,527,430 5.9%

Ratings History
Conservation International has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 91.17
2019-06 11/01/2020 90.83
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.90
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.88
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.64
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.81
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.90
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.28
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.78
2013-06 12/22/2014 87.39
2012-06 11/01/2013 92.32
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.55
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.19
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 92.61
2008-06 09/01/2009 94.20
2007-06 03/01/2009 96.58
2006-06 05/01/2008 98.48
2005-06 09/01/2006 97.85
2004-06 08/01/2005 88.54
2003-06 06/01/2004 88.55

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
$644,823 0.42% Sanjayan Muttulingam Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$575,425 0.38% Jennifer Morris President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Conservation International (VA) 91.17
Glacier National Park Conservancy (MT) 88.75
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (PA) 94.75
Emerald Necklace Conservancy (MA) 91.27
Wild Earth Allies (MD) 90.51

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Charity Contact Info

Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive
Suite 600
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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