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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Land Trust Alliance

To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

three stars

86.09

1250 H Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 638-4725   Web Site
EIN: 04-2751357

Board Leadership
Jameson S. French
Chair

CEO
Andrew J. Bowman
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.09 three stars
  Financial 80.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

80.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.09 three stars
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MN) 89.61 three stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 88.42 three stars
Trees, Water & People (CO) 99.02 four stars
LightHawk (CO) 91.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,380,004
   Federated Campaigns $2,292
   Membership Dues $1,491,831
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $600,243
Total Contributions $12,474,370
   Program Service Revenue $1,342,013
Total Primary Revenue $13,816,383
   Other Revenue $228,152
TOTAL REVENUE $14,044,535
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,084,420
   Administrative Expenses $630,878
   Fundraising Expenses $1,760,633
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,475,931
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-431,396
   
Net Assets $17,582,977

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 Building $9,029,275 74.7%
Government Relations and Outreach $2,387,926 19.8%
Conservation Permanence $667,219 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2020 86.09 three stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 90.85 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 90.35 four stars
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

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$326,245 2.25% Andrew J. Bowman President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.09 three stars
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Manomet (MA) 85.65 three stars
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.24 four stars
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 87.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Land Trust Alliance
1250 H Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 638-4725
fax: (202) 638-4730
EIN: 04-2751357

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Board Leadership

Jameson S. French
Chair

CEO

Andrew J. Bowman
President & CEO

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