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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Land Trust Alliance

Together, conserving the places you love

four stars

90.88

1660 L Street, NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 638-4725   Web Site
EIN: 04-2751357

Board Leadership
Laura Johnson
Chair

CEO
Andrew Bowman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.88 four stars
  Financial 87.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Land Trust Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Land Trust Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.88 four stars
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.81 four stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 85.94 three stars
Wildlands Network (WA) 88.89 three stars
Everglades Foundation (FL) 89.14 three stars

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The Land Trust Alliance works to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. Founded in 1982, we work with the national land conservation community - comprised of 1.5 million dedicated land conservation professionals, volunteers and supporters - to quickly, effectively and permanently save our most valued natural places across America. The Land Trust Alliance believes that if we focus our combined efforts to increase the pace, quality and permanence of conservation, we can turn the tide and ultimately change the way that land development takes place in America. Today, the result of our work has been the creation of a vibrant, national movement of 1,700 organizations which has now conserved over 37 million acres.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,325,950
   Federated Campaigns $8,180
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $372,280
Total Contributions $13,706,410
   Program Service Revenue $1,303,975
Total Primary Revenue $15,010,385
   Other Revenue $191,027
TOTAL REVENUE $15,201,412
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,578,112
   Administrative Expenses $868,266
   Fundraising Expenses $2,705,690
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,152,068
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $49,344
   
Net Assets $17,475,452

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
Education and Capacity $8,277,144 71.5%
Policy and Outreach $2,539,511 21.9%
Conservation Permanence $761,457 6.6%

Ratings History
Land Trust Alliance has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.88 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.90 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.36 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.98 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 90.56 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 90.24 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 78.72 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 81.11 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 81.51 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 90.34 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 87.75 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 83.34 three stars
2004-12 09/01/2005 80.96 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 81.13 three stars
2002-12 08/01/2003 90.91 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 88.23 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 88.25 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 04-2751357
Name in IRS Master File LAND TRUST ALLIANCE INCORPORATED
NTEE Code C03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
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 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 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 July, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$339,142 2.23% Rand Wentworth President

The Land Trust Alliance works to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. Founded in 1982, we work with the national land conservation community - comprised of 1.5 million dedicated land conservation professionals, volunteers and supporters - to quickly, effectively and permanently save our most valued natural places across America. The Land Trust Alliance believes that if we focus our combined efforts to increase the pace, quality and permanence of conservation, we can turn the tide and ultimately change the way that land development takes place in America. Today, the result of our work has been the creation of a vibrant, national movement of 1,700 organizations which has now conserved over 37 million acres.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 90.88 four stars
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association (NJ) 93.85 four stars
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.81 four stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 92.26 four stars
Everglades Foundation (FL) 89.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Land Trust Alliance
1660 L Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 638-4725
fax: (202) 638-4730
EIN: 04-2751357

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Board Leadership

Laura Johnson
Chair

CEO

Andrew Bowman
President

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